Eden Resort & Spa lays foundation stone for new school building

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Eden Resort & Spa of LOLC Leisure Ltd laid the foundation stone for a new building at the Moragalla Junior School in Beruwala. Upon completion, the new school building will comprise of eight additional classrooms, which would be constructed at a total investment of approximately Rs. 16 million. This project is part of Eden’s CSR initiative to uplift and develop the Beruwala community at large, by focusing on fulfilling its immediate requirements in areas such as education, youth employment, health and community wellbeing. The construction project of the two-storey new school building is expected to be completed in two stages. The first phase would be completed with the initial financial assistance provided by Chris McGrail, a frequent visitor to the Eden hotel hailing from West Midlands, UK. She is affiliated to the Redhill School of England as the Deputy Head Teacher, and funding for the new building in Moragalla Junior School has been raised through various fund raising activities conducted by the students of Redhill, UK. The second phase of the project would be completed with fund raising activities which Eden Resort & Spa is aiming to initiate in the coming months. A formal ceremony was organised by the Hotel to lay the foundation stone to this new school building. The auspicious activities were presided over by General Manager, Eksath Wijeratne together with Religious Leaders; Key officials from the Kalutara Zonal Education Office, Beruwala Divisional Secretariat and Sanasa Development Bank; Principal of Moragalla Junior School together with teachers and students; Hoteliers from Bentota-Beruwela area; Community Members; Management and Staff members of Eden Resort & Spa. Commenting, Wijeratne said, “It is with deep gratitude that I commend the generosity of our honoured guest, Miss Chris McGrail and the students and staff of the Redhill School. Ms. McGrail expressed her keen interest to partner Eden’s CSR initiatives, and together we identified that the Moragalla Junior School was immediately in need of financial assistance. With her school’s contribution, we will complete the first phase of the project and look at other possibilities of partnering with well-wishers, aiming at an early completion of the new school building.” Moragalla Junior School at present provides education to 210 students, with 20 teachers and staff members on its cadre. In previous years too, Eden Resort & Spa has provided financial assistance and held educational programs aimed at providing greater educational facilities and development opportunities for the children of this school.