Government, agencies helping to bring children back to school in former Sri Lankan war zone

Report
from UN Radio
Published on 17 Nov 2011 View Original

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The nearly three decades long civil war in Sri Lanka, left the education system in the country’s North weakened.

But, now even after two years have passed since the government declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE, the cracks remain.

Many classrooms in the rural part of the North remain empty. Schools face shortages of teachers. Take, for example, Vavuniya North and Chettikulam, where there are reportedly often only two teachers for 10 classes.

Derrick Mbatha spoke to UNICEF’s Brenda Haplik on the efforts being undertaken to rebuild education in the country.

Duration: 2’53″