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Government Renovates 13 Schools in Kilinochchi

The Ministry of Education, with assistance from the Republic of Korea, recently renovated 13 schools in the Kilinochchi District.

Situated in a district that was once home to the headquarters of the terrorist organisation known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), these schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.

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Investing in the Demographic Dividend: Successes, Challenges, and Way Forward for Sri Lanka

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with policymakers and other partners to support and empower youth.

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Termination of the humedica family sponsorships in Sri Lanka

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Humedica

by Lina Koch, 2014/05/05

Nearly a decade of effective and elaborate help comes to its successful end: humedica closes the sponsorship program Sri Lanka and, once again, lets numerous families go into their newly acquired independence. Join us in a review of the past years, learn about the beginnings, about the different kinds of help that have been realized and why the sponsorship program can now be closed under the best premises.

How everything started – the answer to the catastrophe

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Grassroots Development Plans in Sri Lanka

Communities and local authorities in Mullaitivu District, Northern Sri Lanka, were trained to develop Grassroots Development Plans through an inclusive and participatory process, with the support of the EU. Each plan served as a roadmap to identify the resources, constraints and root problems faced by communities, and outlined a clear action to address these issues.

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AMDA Conducted a Free Dental Camp and Health Education in remote part of Sri Lanka

AMDA conducted a mobile Dental camp and Hygiene education in the outskirts of Badulla district in April. The mission was conducted at Polgahaarawa School in Arawa a remote hill area of Sri Lanka and where students and teachers have to walk about 3km to access any road transportation. Most of the people in this region are crop-farmers and cattle grazers in the mountain and live under the lower income bracket.

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Security Forces; A boon to Northern Education

Thousands of children in the North and East have benefitted from the programmes intended to uplift the educational sector of the former theatre of conflict. Under the educational scholarship programme for schoolchildren the Sri Lanka Army has awarded millions of rupees worth scholarships to the resettled children so far.

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After War Comes Peace, Not Prosperity

By Amantha Perera

COLOMBO, Feb 12 2014 (IPS) - Sri Lanka’s war-battered Northern Province had reason to celebrate when the results of a countrywide exam were announced last December. Of the 16,604 students from the province who sat for the exam, 63.8 percent secured the required marks for entry into prestigious national universities.

It was a spectacular performance for a region wrecked by three decades of sectarian conflict that ended in May 2009 with a military offensive. The region has endured a tedious reconstruction effort since then.

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Why Sri Lankan children in north drop out

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IRIN

COLOMBO, 7 February 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region.

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Sri Lanka Minimum Standards for Education

This document follows the organisation of the INEE Minimum Standards: the five domains and their correlating standards. The section for each standard includes the text of the original INEE Minimum Standards, and then contextualised guidance on how to interpret the global standard in the Sri Lanka context.

Users are encouraged to refer to the original 2010 English edition of the INEE Minimum Standards for further details and guidance.

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Sri Lankan schoolchildren miss out on sanitation gains

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IRIN

COLOMBO/KATHMANDU, 28 October 2013 (IRIN) - Nearly one million schoolchildren - about a third of the school-age population in Sri Lanka - do not have safe sanitation, despite the island’s overall sanitation coverage reaching near 89 percent of the population.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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GIZ And WFP Partner To Assist School Children In Northern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – Nearly 170 schools in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu in Northern Sri Lanka have received new kitchen utensils, bowls and spoons from the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to supplement the school meals programmes implemented by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The grant of Sri Lankan Rupees 2.4 million (US$ 18,200) is part of GIZ’s efforts to help reintegrate internally displaced people in the Vanni Region, and will benefit more than 32,000 children.

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Support for internally displaced people Emergency appeal n° MDRLK002 Operations Update n° 13

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 December 2012 to 31 May 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 23.3 million.

Appeal coverage: 45 per cent based on current revised appeal budget.

Appeal history:

  • Emergency Appeal: This was initially launched on 12 April 2010 for CHF 3.6 million as a preliminary basis to support 5,000 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka for 24 months.

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Out-Of-School Children in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 25 June 2013 – Sri Lanka has made tremendous progress in getting children into school. Due to a policy to universalize primary education over seventy years ago, 98 per cent of children enrolled in grade one now reach grade five, the final grade of primary school.

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6,000 primary and secondary schools to be developed

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has announced the launch of child-friendly schools programme to minimise the competition to admit children to popular schools and also to provide them with a quality education after developing material resources and other facilities in schools.

This is a further step in improving Sri Lanka’s education the level of which the UN’s Human Resources Report has recognized as being among the highest in Asia.

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President pledges safe drinking water to rural communities

President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday said the government has correctly understood the needs of the people in rural areas and promised to provide safe drinking water for the rural communities in the country.

He said the government has given priority to improve the quality of water and sanitation provided to the rural masses and is working on several water supply sanitation projects.

The President made this pledge at a function held to distribute 108 housing units to public at Thuruithurugama in Katukeliyawa, Anuradhapura.

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Japan Supports Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in Conflict Affected Areas in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka through UN-Habitat

The Government of Japan is extending financial contribution amounting to 345 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 4 million) through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)for the “Project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in the Conflict Affected Areas in Northern Province”. The signing of the Exchange of Notes between H.E. Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka andMr.

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School’s in at Kilinochchi

Damage to schools is one of the most devastating effects of conflict. It destroys not only a familiar and important part of the local community, but can affect children’s educational experience and outcomes for many years.

When the school at Kilinochchi, in Sri Lanka’s north, re-opened in 2010 only 36 students returned. The school had been badly damaged in the conflict and none of the school buildings were safe for use. Students took their classes in temporary shelters and under the trees.