School Building Repairs
Lack of funding and in some cases, the impact of the Tsunami, means that most schools have very poor building infrastructure.
The schools do the best they can, but in so many cases, the school building is little more than a shell with desks and chairs.
Doors and windows are a luxury that few schools can afford.
The need for good ventilation in such a hot climate means that open gaps are seen as preferable to sealed classrooms.
Glass is expensive and the schools do not have the budget for fans, or air conditioning.
But the downside is that the classrooms are completely exposed to wild animals and theft.
This makes it difficult for the children to hang any art work on the walls, or for the teachers to store equipment.
In total, we have completed renovation work at 16 schools.
Debarwewa Allagala School, Gangeyaya School, Ikkapallama School, KG 01 Primary School, Sith Sevana Mentally Handicapped Children's Home, Mulana School, Nadigamwila School, Osuwinna School, Tissapura School, Uduwila School