Monday, May 30, 2005

The School Rebuilding Project

Regency will assist the Sri Lanka Rotary District in rebuilding two schools.

We have been appointed as the Lead Club for rebuilding Onthachchimadam Sri Vinayagar Vidyalayam, Kaluwanchikudday, Batticaloa.

We have already made 2 visits to the school. One was made by Pres. Mario and a few other rotarians who visited the site of the old school. The school is totally ruined and was earmeaked for rellocation given its proximity to the sea.

Government land has already been identified and handed over to the Principal of the school. We are awaiting an official letter from the Provincial Council confirming the hand over of the land. Reconstruction of this school will be funded by Rotary Denmark.

The school has approximately 400 children from grades 1 to 10. Currently the Principal has set up temporary sheds ( with the help of UNICEF) in this land and is conducting classes.

Rtn Chamila, Rtn Gehan and Rtn Kanchana, who are members of the school project committee, visited Batticaloa in March with the architects and have now got an initial estimate and layout plans. Initial estimates give an approximate figure in the range of Rs 65 Million to rebuild the school.

We are now working with Rtn Milroy Perera who is also an architect and on the District School Re-Awakening Committee. He will help us to get our plans to BOQ stage within a week thereafter we have to find a contractor to bid for the deal.

The district is however trying to negotiate with larger contractors who can take on 2 or 3 schools and give a better price.

We will soon have an artists impression ( the artist being one of our own members - Rtn Shanaka) of the school on this site.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Welcome to the Tsunami Schools' Project Site

Welcome to the Rotary Regency Schools related project site. This new site will have updates on the progress of the School rebuilding project and any other School related projects that the club facilitates.

To read the past posts regarding this project please visit www.reliefforsrilanka.blogspot.com . In future you can visit this site by going through our official club website www.rotaryCregency.org and clicking on the link to schools.

The Schools project committee consists of

Rtn. Chamila Wickramasinghe ( chamila_w@yahoo.com )
Rtn. Gehan De Alwis
Rtn. Palan Rajanathan
Rtn. Kanchana Jayasuriya

You can contact Rtn Chamila direct if you have any queries or comments on the Schools projects undertaken by the club.