This is one of the oldest schools in the area and was set up by parents from the village in 1956. 

Today it remains a tiny little school a few miles inland from the coast with more sand than vegetation.

But it is one of the loveliest schools we work with thanks to its young, friendly Principal who used to teach art at Weerahela School.

Andaragasaya was one of the first schools we were able to help, repairing its playground equipment in the winter of 2006. 

Another NGO had already built the school a library, but it didn't have a lot of books so we have since added more, along with weekly magazines and newspapers.
 
Our most recent collaboration with the school was organizing a school trip to the tea country in May 2012.

In 2014, the school will become a lot larger because of a new government policy to create separate primary and secondary schools. 

A number of primary school age students from nearby Magama school will move to Andaragasaya.