The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has granted financial assistance through its micro projects scheme for the provision of health and hygiene facilities for 136 preschools in the Trincomalee District. The total grant amount is LKR 2,351,880. The implementation partner for this project is the Eastern Province Preschool Teachers Association.
The preschools will be selected by the project partner in discussion with the Educational Authorities in the Trincomalee District. Assistance will be provided for such preschools that have not received any assistance in terms of handwashing points and especially preschools that cater to the underprivileged children in the district.
This assistance of handwashing points along with hand sanitizers, disinfectants, thermometers, face shields and face masks will enable these preschools to re-open in keeping with the instructions and health guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
German Ambassador HE Holger Seubert was keen that assistance for COVID-19 relief be provided in remote areas and assisting the re-opening of schools in a safe manner. In particularly in areas where online learning is difficult, thus enabling children to continue with their education.
Germany will continue to assist Sri Lanka in these difficult times to overcome this situation as part of its global efforts in fighting this pandemic.
Disclaimer: All photos taken pre-COVID-19.