Rainbows shine in Kanthale

Saturday, 16 March 2013 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Muslim Aid Sri Lanka’s (MASL) rainbow family program is synonymous with better opportunities and the hundreds of children who have had the privilege of becoming Rainbow Family kids are a sturdy testimony to its effectiveness.

The concept envisioned helping destitute and orphaned children to gain a proper education, so that they are not seen as burdens to their families or society. These children, who previously lacked the opportunity to polish their talents and gain the benefits of education, are now steadily progressing, to become worthy sons and daughters of our nation.   

This month, MASL chose two schools in Kanthale and one school in Oddamavadi where several Rainbow Family kids study, as the beneficiaries of three new libraries – MASL has equipped these libraries with books, furniture as well other reading materials.

These libraries, in Perathuveli Muslim Maha Vidyalaya and Aysha Muslim Girls’ School in Kanthale, will benefit all 1667 and the library in Ayesha Balika Maha Vidyalaya in Oddamavai will benefit around 1,100 children who are attending these institutes of learning.  

The three libraries were declared open on 12 and 14 March by the Country Director of MASL, Faizer Khan, in the presence of the respective school’s principal and staff and the Assistant Zonal Director of Education of Kanthale and Zonal Director and Assistant Zonal Director of Education of Oddamavadi. Muslim Aid partnered with RECDO and HUMAN AID to make this project a success.