Human Rights Relief Team Donates Uniforms for School Age Children
February 1, 2005
A Human Rights Relief team in Sri Lanka, which has been operating in the Trincomalee region for the past week, presented 42 children with newly purchased uniforms, enabling them now to attend school. Uniforms are mandatory for school attendance.
The team was sent out two weeks ago by the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance with the support of Church of Scientology International.
Said Sue Carmel, spokesperson for the relief team, “We are delighted to be able to provide the children with these uniforms. It means a lot to them to be able to attend school. Now they can proudly go forward and receive the education that is their right.”
The team spent several days fact-finding in Trincomalee, where the tsunami destroyed more than 4,600 houses, damaged 3,800 homes and left many local people without a livelihood. Team members found that among local people and educators there is a demand not only for relief supplies but for education, including in the field of human rights.
The team is now heading down the east coast to ascertain the on-the-ground situation in other parts of the island affected by the tsunami.