Puthukudiyiruppu Divisional Hospital Projects by Assist RR – Nov 2013

Puthukudiyiruppu (PTK) Divisional Hospital was the last functioning hospital in Vanni before the end of the war.  This hospital was badly damaged by shelling and was forced to move to a make shift hospital.  The hospital made a request to Assist RR for help with the renovation of the mortuary, since they were unable to use the existing mortuary, which was damaged during the war. Assist RR agreed to support and the renovated mortuary was handed over to the hospital on 5th Nov 2013. Assist RR has also joined forces with Serendip Children’s Home to raise funds to build at least one ward in the hospital.  Both charities have raised nearly £20,000 so far and laid foundation to a ward on 05th Nov 2013.  The construction has commenced and is expected to be completed by Mid Jan 2014.

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Solihull Junior School pupils in West Midlands donated £6400 to help the innocent victims of war in Vanni, Sri Lanka

Solihull Junior School raises fund for good causes every year.  The school raised funds in 2009 and donated to Save the Children for the benefit of war affected children in Vavuniya.  The school agreed to raise funds for our charity’s efforts this year and asked us to make a presentation in their assembly.  The fund raising took place during the week commencing 14 Oct 2013.  Head of Junior School, Mr Mark Penney, invited Assist RR to their school on 12 November 2013 and handed over a cheque for a record breaking sum of £6400.  We are indebted to the teachers for agreeing to support our charity, to the pupils for their hard work and the parents for their generosity.  On behalf of the needy people, who desperately need our help back home, we would like to thank Solihull Junior school from the bottom of our hearts.

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Livelihood Support by Assist RR in Vanni

Assist Resettlement & Renaissance (Assist RR) was formed mainly to relieve poverty of innocent victims of war in Sri Lanka by improving their livelihood.  These people were originally displaced during the final phase of the civil war and spent their past few years in various refugee camps after the end of civil war.  They are now facing extreme hardship after they were resettled.  Our charity provides assistance and enhances the lives of these innocent victims by focusing on livelihood projects by prioritising vulnerable and needy families. Assist RR believes that it should concentrate more on this area so that we can help more families to stand on their feet.

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Pre-School Projects by Assist RR in Vanni

Using funds raised by Dr S P Balasubramanium shows in Birmingham and London in December 2012 and funds donated by a number of individuals in the UK, Assist RR have managed to build two new pre-schools and repair/renovate another three pre-schools in Mullaithivu district.  Four of these pre-schools were completed in August 2013 and declared open on 29 August 2013.

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Puthukudiyiruppu (PTK) Divisional Hospital

PTK Divisional Hospital was the last functioning hospital in Vanni before the end of the war.  This hospital was damaged by the war and was forced to move to a makeshift hospital.  The hospital was rebuilt and started functioning with minimum basic facilities in May 2013.  Trustees of Assist RR agreed to the hospital requests for medical equipment and donated a number of items worth nearly Rs 1.5 Million to the hospital at a ceremony on 28 August 2013.

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Educational Development Projects in Mullaithivu District

Assist Resettlement and Renaissance and Serendip Children’s Home are also jointly sponsoring an “after school tuition” programme in Mullaithivu district.  The free tuition classes are being conducted with the assistance of local teachers to help GCE O/L & A/L students in this district. Both charities also sponsored a two-day crash courses in July 2013 for GCE Advanced Level (A/L) students of Mullaithivu district to assist them with their A/L exams in August 2013.

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Eye Clinics and Cataract Surgery Camps in Vanni

AssistRR conducted a number of eye clinics in Jaffna and Vanni in 2013. In these clinics, AssistRR was able to help patients with various eye problems such as Glaucoma, Diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes and corneal ulcers. Following these clinics, AssistRR conducted a cataract surgery camp in June 2013 in Mannar for nearly 100 patients. This was jointly funded by friends of AssistRR in Australia, Gods Own Children Foundation. AssistRR is organising another cataract surgery camp in Mannar for nearly 150 patients and raising funds for another camp in Mullaithivu.

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