ROTARY CLUB OF CAPITAL CITY RI DISTRICT 3220 – SRI LANKA
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10th July 2010 PROJECT REPORT ODDUSUDDAN – RESETTLEMENT WORK – 4TH AND 5TH JULY 2010 IPP Hiran De Silva and Jaliya Bodinagoda participated and represented Rotary Club of Capital City, with regard to the projects carried by Rotary Club of Capital City, as well as the joint projects carried out with FOMSO (Federations of Malaysians Sri Lankans Organisations) The following projects were carried out in Oddusuddan, Mullaitiuv District on 4th and 5th July by the Rotary Club of Capital City. 4th July 2010
Colour Products (Pvt) Ltd., came forward and generously agreed to sponsor and hold an Art Workshop in Oddusuddan for teachers and 200 students. They were given art paper and crayons, and gift packs as well. The Officials from the Ministry of Education too were present to assist this Workshop. Since this was the first time, a project like this was carried out, other than giving the teachers basic lessons in art work, the kids were given the opportunity to draw whatever they pleased. The finer points of drawing art will be done, in the next workshop, hopefully to be carried out in couple of months. It was a tremendous success and brought immense joy not only to the kids who did the art work, but also to everyone else who was there. The arrangements for the kids and teachers to be in Oddusuddan School were done by the Officers of the Sri Lanka Army 64 Division. Nestle Lanka, on a request made by us, generously donated 225 Milo packets, which was also distributed among the kids and teachers, which they enjoyed very much. Once we carry out these art workshops, we may be able to hold an art exhibition in Colombo, and sell some of the art work, and utilize the proceeds to buy gifts not only to the young artists, but also to assist their very own schools. For the moment, we want them to enjoy being kids and drawing art. Please find below pictures of the kids at the Art Workshop. 1
Please find below some of the art work done by the kids. There is amazing talent ... please ...enjoy !
Cost of Project: Approximately Rs. 90,000/One again that is the value only in rupees and cents, but the satisfaction for the kids to express their minds and to participate in such a workshop, cannot be quantificated in money.
Distributing childrenâ€™s clothes.
On our previous visit, there was a request by the Principal of Thanduvan School, to assist 4 teachers by providing sarees. When this need was informed to Mrs. Sujatha Kulatunga Attorneyat-Law, she in turn conveyed this requirement to Sri Premananda Mission, and within couple of days, they collected nearly 200 sarees and other garments to be distributed among teachers and school children. The childrenâ€&#x;s clothes and sarees were handed over by the Sri Premananda Mission to Jaliya Bodinagoda, in the presence of other members of the said Mission.
It must be mentioned that the clothes were all laundered, neatly packed and most importantly in very good condition. There were some brand new sarees as well. Please find below the list of items donated.
We thank the Sri Premananda Mission and the donors for their generous donation. 6
On 4th July, the childrenâ€&#x;s clothes were distributed among school children in 6 schools. The names of the schools are:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Kulamurippu School Kachchilamadu School Oddusuddan School Muthiyankaddu Left Bank School Muthiyankaddu Right Bank School Thanduwan School
Value of clothes:- Approximately Rs. 45,000/-. 7
Although that is the cost in rupees and cents, in our opinion it is priceless. 5th July Rotary Club of Capital City and FOMSO carried out the following joint projects in Oddusuddan, Mullaitiuv District. 1. 2. 3.
Donation of 250 bicycles Donation of exercise books, pens and pencils Donations of Sports goods for 12 schools.
The Malaysian Official delegation, comprising of the members of FOMSO, namely Dato Kulasegeran, Mr. Ngnarajah, Mr. Chakravarthy, and Mr. Magendran Muttiah travelled from Jaffna to Oddusuddan on 5th July. Mr. Janaka Edirisinghe of Rotary Club Colombo West, also joined the said delegation, and all participated in the distribution of the sarees to teachers, school books, sports goods donated under the project titled “Oddusuddan – Education Project” and thereafter for the “Bicycle Project” i.e., the donation of 250 bicycles. The Sri Lanka Army had arranged and facilitated a smooth logistical support to distribute the below mentioned items in (1) Oddusuddan School, (2) Thanduvan School and (3) Kachchilaimadu School:1. Sarees for 101 teachers; 2. Exercise books, pens and pencils for 2280 kids 3. Sports goods for 12 schools. Before proceeding to Oddusuddan School, Brigadier Sathyappriya Liyange gave a briefing of the work done by the 64 Division with regards to the resettlement of people and future projects to be carried out for the benefit of the people in Oddusuddan. At the said briefing we agreed to look into the feasibility inter alia, of carrying out the following projects:(a) Constructing a Vocational Training Institute; (b) Constructing an Inter faith Religious Place of Worship (c) Student exchange programme ODDUSUDDAN – EDUCATION PROJECT
After the said briefing, we proceeded to the Oddusuddan School, and the school children and Principals from the below mentioned schools participated and accepted the donation of school books, pens, pencils, erasers, sports goods to their respective schools and teachers were personally present to accept their gift pack containing sarees:1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Oddusuddan School. Karuvelkandal School Kulamurippu School Kathiyarsamalankulam School Oddusuddan Hindu Tamil school
Thereafter proceeded to Thanduvan School, and distributed the same items to the following schools. 1. Thanduwan School 2. Periyathathimadu School 3. Palampari School Thereafter proceeded to Kachchilaimadu School to distribute the same items to the following schools. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Kachchilaimadu School Muthiyankaddu Left Bank School Muthiyankaddu Rift Bank School Peraru School
The above programme was carried out from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Oddusuddan. After the distribution of the above items, the group after lunch proceeded to Oddusuddan School once again around 3.p.m., where the bicycles were distributed to 250 recipients. Those teachers who were receiving bicycles also received their gift pack of sarees. (1) Distribution of Sarees to Teachers. The sarees donated by Sri Premananda Mission was distributed among the 5 teachers who required it most as well among 101 other teachers. We prepared for 5 teachers, a gift pack each containing 5 sarees and other garments. The other 101 teachers received a minimum of 2 sarees and other garments as well.
(2) Sports Goods for 12 schools. Collected Rs. 19,300/- from well wishers, which was utilized for the purchase of sports goods. This was a joint project carried out by FOMSO and the Rotary Club of Capital city advanced monies on behalf of FOMSO.
Each school received the following items:1. A football 2. Volleyball and net 3. Two cricket bats, 3 tennis balls and stumps with bails. Cost of Sports Goods:- Rs. 31,800/-
Distribution of Exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers.
Rotary Club of Capital City and FOMSO were discussing of doing a toolkit project in Oddusuddan to donate approximately 50 tool kits each costing about Rs. 5,000/-. However, we informed FOMSO that we already carried out a tool kit project, where we distributed 230 tool kits and that it would be best if we purchase Sports goods, Exercise Books, pens and pencils, with the project money. This suggestion was duly considered by FOMSO agreed to proceed with the Education Project. Rs. 200,000/- was pledged by FOMSO for the Oddusuddan â€“ Education Project. We purchased 1200 (80 pages) Work books for grades 1 and 2, 400 kids, and 5640 (120 pages) the normal single rule and square rule books for the grades 3 to 10, 1880 kids. The 2400 children, each received 3 books, 2 pens or 2 pencils and an eraser. We nominally handed 5 kids from each school, a gift pack containing the books. We handed the quota of books per school, depending on the number of school children and instructed the respective Principals to distribute it among the school children.
We could have given more books to less number of kids. However, since all kids are in need of books, decided to donate it to all, equally. 12
Cost of Books – Cost of Pens and Pencils etc – Total Cost –
Rs. 150,696/-. Rs. 35,960/Rs. 186,656/-
It is worth mentioning that the value of the books, before receiving discount was Rs. 251,160/-. ACCOUNTS – ODDUSUDDAN EDUCATION PROJECT Exercise books purchased – Sports goods purchased – Pen & Pencils purchased – Total Donations received from Sri Lankans Receivable from FOMSO -
Rs. 150,696/- (Bill attached) Rs. 31,800/- ( -do- ) Rs. 35,960/- ( -do- ) Rs. 218,456/(Rs. 19,300/-) Rs. 199,156/-
The Sri Lanka Army provided a bus to transport the clothes, schools books and sports goods. If not for their assistance, we had to hire another lorry or van and the cost of transportation would have necessarily reduced the money that we would have been able to spend on the school books and sports goods. Hence, we thank the Sri Lanka Army for coming to our assistance, in such a short notice, loading all these items from our site and transporting them to Oddusuddan, on our behalf. Value - Rs. 50,000/3.
Distribution of Bicycles
The joint project with FOMSO was carried out on 5th July around 3.30 p.m. and 250 bicycles - 60 Ladies and 190 Gents bicycles were distributed. Initially, FOMSO was seeking to carry donate bicycles in Jaffna, and we advised them that, there is a greater need for bicycles in Oddusuddan, and then they agreed to change location from Jaffna to Oddusuddan. Rotary Club of Capital City donated 20 bicycles, towards this project. Bobby Sirinivas, the bicycle supplier arranged transportation on our request for the 250 bicycles, and the cost of transportation was also paid to the supplier. Please find below, pictures relating to the distribution of bicycles.
FOMSO and Rotary Club of Capital City handed over 10 bicycles to the recipients and thereafter the Army did the distribution of the balance 240 bicycles. There were 48 lady teachers who also received the gift saree packs in addition to the bicycles. When all bicycles were duly distributed to the recipients, it was almost 5.30 p.m. The bicycles which were received in Oddusuddan, had defective tubes, and almost 120 tubes changed in a day. Furthermore all 250 bicycles had be fitted with the seats and pedals, and attend to other minor fittings as well. All this was done by employing local bicycles mechanics. The bicycle supplier, J.P. Vassâ€&#x;s, inter alia, agreed to pay and did pay for the repairs carried out and also donated an Exercise Machine to the 64 Division, as set out in his email. Dear PP.Hiran, Rc.Capital City. SBL Cheque for Rs.31990.00 (no 524972) The above mention Cheque (for the receipts/bills submitted) and one complete brand new ladies bike for the bike which got damaged while transportation has been handed over to Sunanda Associates,Nugegoda on July 7, 2010. Further, Please advice us to whom/where we should make the payment for the Treadmill (Rs.26000.00) which we pledge to contribute to the Army Gym at Oddusudan at your request as a compensate for the inconvenience caused due to a defect in the tubes which was certainly went beyond our control. Thanks & Regards, Bobby Srinivass
The names of the 250 recipients of the bicycles are set out below. Some of the recipients do not have National Identity Cards, which explains how much work that needs to be done in these areas. Serial No
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127 Muththuwinayagapuram Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan Kanagarathnapuram Oddusudan
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K. SRI DHARAN
P. SRI DHAR S. SIVABALASUNDARAM
T. THASIHARAN M. WASANTHAKUMARAN
J. SHANTHA KUMAR
J. SRI DHARAN
V. PANNEITH SELVAN
The Project cost for Bicycles and Transporation to Oddusuddan for the 250 bicycles:- Rs. 2,027,500/-
THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE PROJECT CARRIED OUT ON 4TH AND 5TH JULY 2010 – RS. 2,430,956/In Conclusion we wish to say „Thank you‟ and express our deep appreciation to all those who assisted in carrying out this project, without whom none of this would have been possible. 1.
The Malaysian People, for their generous donations.
The Sri Lankan High Commission, in Malaysia, especially the dedicated support of Major General Udaya Perera, for all the work done.
The Sri Premananda Mission, for donating 200 sarees, clothes and undergarments to teachers and school children, in such short notice.
Sri Lankan well wishers for donating monies towards the purchase of the sports goods.
Hiran De Silva, immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Capital City for advancing the monies on behalf of FOMSO, to purchase the exercise books, pens and sports goods.
To Brigadier Sathyappriya Liyanage, Cornel Priyantha, Field Commanders and all those soldiers who meticulously arranged the donations for each school; soldiers who transported and assisted in the distribution of goods in Oddusuddan.
The 4 bicycle mechanics, who worked throughout the night, to have the bicycles ready for distribution.
The Bicycle supplier and the Transporter, for arranging and delivering the bicycles to Oddusuddan.
Mr. Janaka Edirisinghe, from the Rotary Club of Colombo West, for joining the Malaysian Delegation from Jaffna to participate in the distribution of goods, in Oddusuddan.
10. Dato Kulasegaran, Mr. Gnanarajah and Mr. Chakravarthy for all the support, help, encouragement given for this project, and for making time to be in Sri Lanka. 11. Ms. Geetha, although not part of the Delegation this time, for all the work done. 12. Mahen, for your committed work in all the projects and for once again, coming to Sri Lanka. 13. The Ministry of Defence, for their assistance. 14. The Government of Sri Lanka and for all others, for arranging the flight to Jaffna for the Malaysian Delegation. Our sincere gratitude and appreciation to you all. Thank you 24
Jaliya Bodinagoda Rotary Club of Capital City Sri Lanka.