Pre-school teachers in Trinco receive assistance

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 March 2005, 10:40 GMT]
Pre-School Education Development Council (PSEDC) of the North East headquartered in Killinochchi distributed bicycles to tsunami affected pre-school teachers and paid a compensation of fifteen thousand rupees to the next of kin of a pre-school teacher died in tsunami in the Trincomalee district on Monday and Tuesday, civil sources said.

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Mr.Pandiyan hands over cheque of fifteen thousand rupees to a next of kin a pre-school teacher died in Kinniya in tsunami disaster
Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) collaborated with PSEDC in providing financial support for the project, officials of TRO said.

Bicycles were distributed to 20 pre-school teachers in Eachchilampathu division on Monday and to 23 pre-school teachers of all communities in the divisions of Trincomalee and Kinniya on Tuesday morning at an event held in Al-Aqsa Maha Vidiyalayam. The sister of a pre-school teacher who died in tsunami in Kinniya division was paid Rs: 15,000, sources said.

Ms Jeya Thambiah, Assistant Director in charge of Pre-School Development Unit in the North East Provincial Education Ministry presided over the Kinniya event where many Muslim pre-school teachers were present. Tamil and Sinhala pre-school teachers also participated in the event, sources said.

Mr.S.Pandiyan, Director of the Pre-School Development Unit of the TRO participated in both events.

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A pre-school teacher lighting the traditional lamp
Mr.M.Hithayathullah, General Secretary of the Kinniya Jamiethul Ulama Council said that TRO has been working for the development of pre-school education treating all communities.

Ms. Jeya Thambiah said about 2800 pre-schools are functioning in the northeast attending to 88 thousand children without government's assistance. About one thousand pre-school students had died in tsunami disaster and several pre-school teachers had also died in the natural disaster. TRO has come forward to assist tsunami affected pre-school students and teachers.

Mr.Pandiyan said the TRO has been helping the development of pre-school education in the northeast without any difference towards any community.

Mr.S.Thavanathan, Assistant Director of Education (Pre-School Education) and others also spoke.
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Moulavi. Hathiathullah, General Secretary of the Kinniya jamiethulamal Ulam Council inaugurates the distribution of bicycles to tsunami affected pre-school teachers in Kinniya division
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Ms Jeya Thambiah speaking

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Mr.Pandiyan speaking


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