Solihull School raises funds for a building to PTK RCTM School

Solihull Junior School Headmaster, Mr Mark Penney, visited North of Sri Lanka with Assist RR Trustees in July. During his visit, Assist RR Trustees took him and his family to Puthukudiyiruppu (PTK) Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School (RCTMS) to show him the two-storey building that was rebuilt in April 2014 by Assist RR with funding from a family in Malaysia with roots in Urumpirai. When we went there, the Acting Principal of the school, Sister Yaso James, invited us to witness a dilapidated temporary shelter that is being used for four classrooms. The shelter was in a very bad condition and in an urgent need of replacement. An engineer felt that the shelter should not be used, as it was structurally unsafe. A few photos of this shelter is given below. Mr Penney was taken aback by the conditions under which children were learning and felt very sorry for them. He told us, at the end of his tour, that he would endeavour to do something to assist with at least one of the needs identified in the North.  Last week, Assist RR received a call from Mr Penney, who gave the wonderful news that their school has decided to raise funds, towards constructing a 100′ classroom building to PTK RCTMS, during their fund raising week in October. We are indebted to Solihull Junior School children, staff and parents for their continuous kind support to our needy back home since 2009.

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