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Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd


Schools Re-awaken’ Project

Rotary Sri Lanka’s response to the tsunami of December 2004

Annual Review 2005/06


The Rotary Mission

“Our mission is to rebuild schools destroyed by the tsunami, turn this tragedy into an opportunity

to build models schools and leave a lasting legacy for our future generations.”

Smiling Again Toy Room

Staff Quarters Play Area


Contents 2

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Chairman’s Report

Report of the CEO/Project Director

APEX Committee

Project Staff

What They Say

Model School

Schools Allocated to Rotary

Mission Accomplished

– The First Six Schools Completed

Schools Under Construction

Project Information

Our Partners

Our Sponsors

Our Donors

The Monument

Transparency & Accountability

Financial Information

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Chairman’s Report

They say that time is a healer

of almost anything. But after

a year has passed our memories

of that day when the ocean

wrought havoc, still remains

vivid. No Sri Lankan will ever

forget the date - 26th December

2004 – the day the tsunami struck

the country leaving a swathe of

destruction in its wake.

Sri Lanka was arguably one

of the worst affected countries

as the toll of human lives and

infrastructural damage was

slowly assessed. Nearly 40,000

lives were lost and two-thirds

of the country’s coastline was

destroyed.

The country’s precious

infrastructure roads, railways,

telecommunications, schools,

houses, fi sheries industry,

business houses and scenic

tourist destinations were all

reduced to rubble.

“Our challenge

was to rebuild

25 schools

allotted to us by

the authorities.

Spread out across

all the affected

districts, the initial

estimation of

this project was

approximately

USD 12 million.”

Peoples’ livelihoods were

shattered; generations of sweat

and toil washed away in minutes.

The tragedy had affected every

single citizen – almost everyone

had lost someone; a family

member, a neighbour, a friend or

business colleague; two of our

own Rotarians were also victims

of the disaster.

It was a time for action; a time

for all citizens to get together; it

was a time for Rotarians to stand

up and be counted!

Even as the full force of the

tragedy began to unfold,

Rotarians were already in action

rushing supplies of food, water,

clothing, bedding, medicines

and shelter to all corners of the

country.

After the fi rst phase of supplying

Emergency Relief to those

affected, Rotarians mulled over

what lasting contribution they

could give the nation, in this dire

moment.

Having considered the several

options available to us we

began to focus on and a way in

which the children affected in

this tragedy could be helped.

Children have always, wrenched

at our heart strings and had

been at the core of much Rotary

work. As we also celebrated our

Centenary Year, we could think

of no better gift to the children

of Sri Lanka. Thus we decided to

offer to rebuild schools destroyed

by the tsunami.

Our challenge was to rebuild

25 schools allotted to us by the

authorities. This would enable

15,000 children to go back to

new model schools – much better

than the ones they went to earlier.

Spread out across all the affected

districts, the initial estimation of

this project was approximately

USD 12 million.

We looked around for a partner

who shared our same values and

ideals and we were delighted

when the Standard Chartered

Bank, was the fi rst to come

forward with an initial donation

of One Million Dollars. The

Bank became a key partner and

has been a source of immense

strength to us in our project.

The Rotary Foundation, and

many individuals Rotarians,

Clubs and Districts throughout

the world, all pledged their

support as did many other non

Rotary entities.

An Apex Committee was

conceived to steer this project,

to-date perhaps the largest

undertaken by any single District

in Rotary worldwide.

In our initial discussions with

the Ministry of Education we

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ealized the need to turn this

tragedy into an opportunity and

with this in mind we fi rmly

resolved to build bigger and

better schools with all modern

facilities so that they would

be model schools for the area.

The Committee of management

included senior Rotarians

including several top specialists

and professionals from the

District, and representatives from

the Standard Chartered Bank

and the Ministry of Education.

We realized we could not do a

project like this with only parttime

Rotarians. We employed on

a contractual basis a fully fl edged

construction manager and related

staff. With the help of Standard

Chartered bank we set up a fully

equipped project offi ce. We set

ourselves an ambitious goal

of administrative costs to not

exceed 1.5% of project cost.

One of the key initiatives which

helped us drive our project has

been our own dedicated website

which has won worldwide

acclaim for the breadth, depth

and transparency of its coverage.

Despite being less than two

years in existence, the website

has registered well over a 1.5 m

hits and has been rated highly by

international rating agencies.

We also commissioned a

specially designed monument

to be placed at every school.

The monument had a three-fold

dedication – in memory of those

who died, in celebration of the

lives of those who survived and

in gratitude to the special people

who helped build the school.

As the project developed other

key partners with their expertise

in generic projects joined in. For

instance:

• Microsoft Sri Lanka

provided us with all our

requirements of software for

all the Computer Centers in

the schools and also arranged

basic training for all the staff

of these schools.

• The American Red Cross

assisted us with the plumbing,

sewerage and sanitary works

in all the schools.

• Room to Read USA

provided us with fully

equipped libraries in all the

schools.

Our project has forged ahead

despite some very challenging

situations and to date we have

opened six schools and hope to

double that number before the

year is out.

All this however would not

have been possible without the

magnifi cent efforts from my

team. They are all highly talented

individuals and experts in their

own vocations, professional

in their approach and totally

dedicated to the task in hand.

They have spent many hours on

the project.

Our technical committee headed

by Rtn Amal Tudawe spent

many long hours on the technical

aspects and in approving designs,

BOQs, contracts and other

issues. PDG Krish Rajendran

and DGE Thariq Thulba handled

the Implementation Committee

and were the lynchpins between

the fi eld coordinators and the

Board,. PDG Lucky Pieris and

PDG Nihal Bogahalande coordinated

the sponsors, PDG

Tissa Bandaranayake and PDG

N.R.Gajendran ensured that our

fi nances were professionally

managed and in compliance

with statutory requirements. DG

Bobby Senaweera handled all

special projects and PP Bernie

Dole handled all the generic

projects.

A special word of thanks to our

CEO PP Dion Schoorman, who

truly epitomizes the meaning

of the phrase “Service above

Self’. His selfl ess sacrifi ce

must never be forgotten. My

personal gratitude also to

our administrative staff who

also have proved that it was

not merely the employment

opportunity which brought them

to this project.

Our task is far from over. But

we know that we are well on

our way towards our stated

goal of gifting 15,000 children

with brand new schools. This is

indeed a sample of Rotary magic

at work.

Rtn K.R.Ravindran, PDG

Chairman

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Report of the CEO/Project Director

The tsunami of December

2004 marked one of the

darkest days in the history of our

country.

It also marked a watershed in the

work of Rotary in Sri Lanka. Our

Schools rebuilding project is the

largest ever undertaken by any

single district in Rotary and has

seen all Rotarians of Sri Lanka

working together for a common

cause.

When the Ministry of Education

began allocating schools to

everyone, Rotary Sri Lanka made

only one request. We asked for

schools in ALL the affected areas

in the country.

This made our work more

challenging for us as we were

allocated schools in some of the

poorest and most remote areas in

the country.

We were allocated schools from

Jaffna and Mullaitivu in the

North through Trincomalee,

Batticaloa and Amparai in

the East and down South in

Hambantota, Galle and up to

Kalutara.

Some of the schools were

literally in no man’s land whilst

others were located virtually

along the borders of offi cial

Government territory. Yet Rotary

was welcomed wherever

we went and received support

from all parties without

exception.

An initial tour of the schools

allocated to Rotary left many

of us quite shattered over the

experience. The devastation

was total in most areas and

in some instances broken bits

of blackboards were the only

evidence remaining to confi rm

that the debris before us was

once a school. Standing amidst

the rubble we wondered just how

we were going to tackle this huge

challenge we had undertaken.

Rotary Sri Lanka was ideally

placed to undertake such a

project and it had Rotary Clubs

in almost all the affected areas

of the country. These clubs

were a valuable source for local

knowledge and an immense help

in logistics.

The fi rst major task in hand

was the clearing of the debris

and preparation of the land

for building. In a majority of

the cases the schools had to be

relocated as they were too close

to the coast. Finding suitable land

in a safer more suitable location

was the responsibility of the

We had to face the same

challenges as everyone else in

the tsunami rebuilding effort but

our approach was different – we

never took ‘no’ for an answer!

Government and the Ministry of

Education.

However, the Ministry had an

unenviable task as most of the

areas had no land available at

all. In some instances Rotary

joined forces with the Ministry to

search for land and at times was

successful in persuading the local

temples to donate some of their

land.

Rotary forged a close relationship

with the Ministry of Education

and we even had an offi cial

from the Ministry on our Apex

Committee. The Ministry has a

knowledgeable and dedicated

staff who afforded us willing

support at all times.

This relationship was the key to

enabling us to make speedy and

commendable progress in our

project.

No wonder then that Rotary Sri

Lanka’s Schools Re-awaken

Project has been one of the few

rare success stories of rebuilding

after tsunami.

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We had to face the same

challenges as everyone else in

the tsunami rebuilding effort but

our approach was different – we

never took ‘no’ for an answer!

We too have had to deal with

unscrupulous elements who

raised the prices to make a fast

buck, the regional cartels of

Contractors who demanded

unconscionable rates. Rotary

stood fi rm and even brought in

Contractors from other regions

who quoted fair rates.

We were told tales of ‘taxes’

demanded by some groups – we

checked and found they were not

true.

We had land that was marshy

and unsuitable for building – we

fi lled it. We had no access to

some sites because the bridges

had been washed away in the

tsunami – we helped build the

culverts and bridges. We did not

have ideally shaped land – we

changed the designs to fi t the

land available.

The project has also showcased

some of the fi nest virtues of

Rotary. Lead and Associate

Club Rotarians and the District

Coordinators have all worked

together fostering unity among

all involved.

One of the most heartwarming

aspects of our project has been

the magnifi cent support we have

received from overseas Rotarians

and their friends. Individuals,

clubs, districts and the Rotary

Foundation all rallied round us

and have been a source of great

strength and encouragement.

Some of them have even

visited Sri Lanka to observe the

rebuilding effort fi rst hand. These

visitors have forged very close

relationships with Rotarians of

Sri Lanka spreading international

understanding and goodwill

and creating strong bonds of

friendship.

We have a tremendous team

of dedicated and talented

professionals who have gladly

shared their time and expertise

to help us in the project. The

entire programme was carried

out with quality management

processes honed from years of

experience. All architectural and

technical work was done free by

our own Rotarian architects and

Engineering consultants and this

saved us a huge sum of money.

One of the fi rst innovative

management decisions we made

was the workshop we conducted

in February 2005 for all the

25 principals together with

relevant Ministry staff, Zonal

Directors, Building works etc.

The participants spent a whole

day together and we were able to

get a very accurate perspective

between the Principal’s wish

lists, the Ministry’s long term

strategy and the minimum

specifi cations required for each

school.

Our Project staff has performed

an admirable job despite having

to face many challenges. Project

Consultant Shelton Hettiarachchi

and Project Engineers B.

Nishantha and Lalith Silva

traveled the length and breadth

of the country visiting every site

on a weekly basis to ensure the

work was of high quality. Anton

Nicholas, our Administration

Manager ensured that our fi eld

staff had all the administrative

and logistical support they

required and kept the offi ce

running smoothly.

A special word of thanks to

the management and staff of

Standard Chartered Bank who

have provided us with offi ce

space and logistic support.

PP Dion Schoorman

CEO/Project Director

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APEX Committee

L to R

PP Bernie Dole (Chairman – Generic projects), PDG N. R. Gajendran (Advisor – Tax/Compliance), Rtn Amal Tudawe

(Chairman – Technical Committee), PDG Krish Rajendran (Chairman – Implementation Committee), Ms Romany

Parakrama (SCB), PDG K. R. Ravindran (Chairman – Apex Committee), PDG Lucky Pieris (Chairman – Sponsorship

Committee), IPDG Nihal Bogahalande (Advisor – Technical Committee), PDG Tissa Bandaranayake (Advisor

– Accounting/Finance), PP Dion Schoorman (CEO/Project Director/ Webmaster), DGE Thariq Thulba (Co-Chairman

– Implementation Committee) Absent: DG Bobby Senaweera (Special Co-ordinator).

The Apex Committee

functions as the Board of

Management of the Rotary-

SCB Schools Trust and has

overall responsibility for the

administration of the project.

The Committee consists of

senior Rotarians all of whom

have distinguished themselves

in their fi elds of expertise,

and representatives from our

two main partners – Standard

Chartered Bank and the Ministry

of Education.

All members on the Committee

serve on a voluntary basis and

are committed to the completion

of the Project. The Committee

meets every week together

with the Project Staff to ensure

progress of the programme

according to agreed timelines.

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Project Staff

We needed full time professionals with the technical expertise to assist us in managing such a large

project and we were fortunate to secure the services of qualifi ed staff who have combined effectively

into a well organized team.

The team has bonded together very closely, taken a personal interest in the entire project and has performed

a commendable job in the face of many challenges. Their dedication to the task at hand has been one of the

main reasons for our progress.

Shelton Hettiarachchi Anton Nicholas

Our Project Consultant, Shelton Hettiarachchi

is one of the most sought after Civil Engineers

in the country and counts more than 40 years

experience both locally and overseas. A former

Engineer of the Ports Authority, “Hetti” is

perhaps best known for his work on the proposed

Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project where he

published a paper challenging the technical

feasibility of the project. “Hetti” is our liaison

contact for the Ministry staff as well as the

contractors and has personally visited every

single one of our sites on at least ten occasions.

Our two Project Engineers B.L. Nishantha

and Lalith Silva have each more than ten

years experience both locally and overseas.

They have done a tremendous job visiting

all the construction sites on a regular basis,

sacrifi cing many weekends and family time

to ensure the quality of work at all our sites.

Our Administrative Manager, Anton Nicholas,

too has more than 40 years administrative

experience in the Mercantile sector of Sri Lanka

and brings a sense of stability and calmness to

the offi ce with his usually unruffl ed approach.

Nicholas handles all the paperwork from the

sites – there’s tons of them at times - and ensures

that the offi ce machinery functions smoothly and

effi ciently.

B.L. Nishantha Lalith Silva

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What They Say

Lucky Pieris DG 2004/5

“The devastation of the

tsunami will remain in our

minds forever; but happily

enough so will the efforts

of the Rotarians who

rallied round in true Rotary

spirit and worked together

to rebuild the schools”

Clive Haswell CEO

Standard Chartered Bank

“This project clearly

refl ects the pivotal role

that the corporate sector

can play in the recovery of

a community struck by a

disaster.

Nihal Bogahalande

DG 2005/6

“Some of the most pleasant

memories of my year were

the ceremonial openings

of the new model schools

as we continued the good

work begun the previous

year”.

It is a role that extends far

beyond merely providing

funds. The corporate sector

can provide business skills,

project management and

logistics.”

“Our staff sit on the board

of the Rotary Standard

Chartered School Trust, we

provide offi ce space and

logistic support to run the

Trust, we use our global

branch network and have

set processes in place to

ensure donations can be

routed seamlessly and

effi ciently to the project.

Bobby Senaweera

DG 2006/7

“I am indeed proud and

privileged to lead the

district of Sri Lanka as

it sees the fruition of

the Schools Re-awaken

Project”

It also proves our premise

and brand promise that

partnership is vital for

effective action.

It has been a privilege

to partner Rotary in

this undertaking, their

professionalism, focus,

commitment and

dedication has been an

inspiration”.

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When Rotary fi rst undertook

to rebuild the schools

affected by the tsunami our

initial intention was to restore

the schools to their original

condition. However upon more

refl ection, it was decided that

we needed to turn this disaster

into an opportunity and with this

intention, we fi rmly resolved to

rebuild bigger and better schools

to replace the earlier ones.

These schools would be ‘model’

schools and have all the modern

facilities.

We soon realized that the

challenge ahead was a major

one. Most of the schools lacked

even the very basic of facilities

which most of us tend to take for

granted in our lives.

We then resolved that the

minimum requirements of each

school would be as follows:

Our pledge - Every School A Model School!

Classrooms

Each school would have well

ventilated classrooms, with builtin

cupboards, Blackboard, raised

platform for Teacher, lockable

doors and windows and electric

fans. Additionally all stairways

would be covered.

Administration facilities

The ‘model’ school would

have the following basic

administration facilities -

Principals Offi ce, Assembly

Hall, Staff Room, Canteen, and

Medical Centre or First Aid

Room.

Student facilities

Fully equipped Science

Laboratories, Junior Science

rooms, Computer Centers,

Libraries and multi-media

facilities will also be provided.

Model School

Sports

Every school will have a suitable

playground and indoor facilities

for sports.

Sanitation & Hygiene

Adequate toilet facilities for

students and staff. Proper

plumbing and sewerage systems.

Basic Utilities

Water Purifi cation Units will be

installed in all schools to ensure

a permanent source of clean

drinking water. Schools in areas

not served by the national power

grid will be provided with Solar

power.

Staff Accommodation

We also resolved to build

quarters for the Principal and

staff where necessary.

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Schools Allocated to Rotary

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Mission Accomplished -

The First Six Schools Completed

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Mission Accomplished

The First School

Randombe Junior School,

Ambalangoda

On 8th December 2005,

Randombe Junior School – the

fi rst school completed under

the “Schools Re-awaken”

programme, was formally

dedicated.

It is a pleasant coincidence that

Randombe Junior School was

the fi rst to be dedicated. The

village has a special historic

link to the Education system

in Sri Lanka. Randombe, is the

birthplace of C.W.W.Kannangara

- the father of the free education

system in the country. In 1943,

Kannangara introduced his vision

of providing free education to

all students from Grade 1 to

the University. It took nearly

four years to implement and

since then all students in Sri

Lanka have the benefi t of a free

education.

Rotary International President

Elect Bill Boyd, PRIP &

Chairman Elect of the Rotary

Foundation Luis Giay and Sir

Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman

“Randombe is

the birthplace of

C.W.W.Kannangara

- the father of

the free education

system in the

country.”

of Standard Chartered Bank UK

were among a galaxy of overseas

and local dignitaries who graced

the occasion and participated in

a very moving and emotional

dedication of the new school.

“I am here today as a

representative of an international

organization of over 1.2 million

people and I do wish they were

all here to be able to share the

wonderful emotions that we have

been privileged to experience.”

School Sponsors:

R.I. District 1170

North Devon Schools – UK

Reconstruction Cost:

LKR 37.5 Million

Lead Club:

RC Millennium City

said RIPE Bill Boyd in his

address.

Almost the entire village turned

out to greet the visitors and

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the whole area was festooned

with coloured banners hanging

from every conceivable spot.

Excited schoolchildren lined

the roadway to the new school

waving the fl ags of Rotary,

Standard Chartered Bank, Sri

Lanka and UK – the country of

the Sponsors.

The fi rst item on the day’s agenda

was the unveiling of a specially

commissioned monument with

a threefold dedication. The

monument is in remembrance of

those who lost their lives in the

tsunami, in celebration of those

who survived; and in gratitude to

those special people who helped

build the new school. Many

visitors were visibly moved at the

sight of the monument.

Luis Giay said, “This wonderful

project highlights the dedication

and ability of Rotary Sri Lanka

and showcases to the world what

Rotary is capable of doing. I

congratulate and commend the

Rotarians of Sri Lanka for this

great project” Giay added.

Among the overseas visitors

were District Governor Andrew

Herniman and Vvy Game the

principal of Braunton School

who represented the sponsors

– District 1170 and North Devon

Schools in the UK.

By far the loudest applause was

reserved for a 14 year old student

of the school. Imesha Udhari

de Soysa delivered the vote of

thanks in impeccable English and

her style and delivery far belied

her years. She struck a chord

in the hearts of her audience

when she said, “You have built

us a new palace in place of our

school and we thank you from

the bottom of our hearts” “We

will repay you in the only way

we can – by studying hard and

excelling in our examinations,”

said the young girl who dreams

of becoming a Doctor one day!

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Mission Accomplished - The First Six Schools contd.

The Second School

“If you gift

money or clothing

to a person you

give him relief

only for a limited

period, but when

you build a school

you are helping

generations of

children... said

Ikram, the father

of two girls who

are students of the

school.”

Al Aqsa School, Pottuvil

The Al-Aqsa School in Pottuvil

was declared open on Saturday

4th March 2006 in a colourful

ceremony amidst a large

gathering of distinguished

invitees and visitors.

The Chief Guest on the occasion

was PDG K.R. Ravindran,

Trustee Designate of the Rotary

Foundation and also Chairman

of the Apex Committee

that administers the schools

rebuilding project.

The town of Pottuvil is situated

in the East coast of Sri Lanka

and is a good eight-hour journey

from the city capital Colombo.

However, the many people

who were up at dawn to travel

School Sponsors:

RI Dist 1660 (FR)

RI Dist 3300 (MLY)

Rotaract Katugastota

AUS-RC West Wyalong

Dist 9700

Rotary Club of Malta

RI District 6330

RC Birmingham

RC Lansing

RC Gainsville

RC Los Angeles

Reconstruction Cost:

LKR 43.88 Million

Lead Club:

RC Kandy

Associate Club:

RC Nuwara Eliya

down to Pottuvil for the historic

occasion were afforded a very

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enriching experience and able

to truly savor the fruits of their

labour.

A gaily decorated pandal was

erected across the road about 500

metres from the school which

marked the beginning of the

day’s proceedings. At the pandal,

the invitees were greeted in

traditional custom by the School

Principal Mr Farook and offi cials

of the Ministry of Education and

then conducted in a colourful

procession to the new school.

The senior school band led

the procession on the roadway

which was lined by students

of the school on either side

and then through an archway

created by the school scout troop

smartly clad in their shiny scout

uniforms.

Two specially designed plaques

were unveiled by Chief Guest

Ravindran and District Governor

Nihal Bogahalande at the

entrance to the new school.

“Today is a very signifi cant day

for Rotary Sri Lanka and it sees

the fruition of some wonderful

work done by many different

groups all working together in

true Rotary spirit” said Chief

Guest Ravindran who endeared

himself to the audience by

delivering his entire speech in

Tamil - the local language of the

area. Addressing the students he

added, “We have given you this

beautiful new school with all

modern facilities and you must

use them and study hard”.

The efforts of Rotary were

summed up precisely by one

of the parents present on the

occasion. “If you gift money or

clothing to a person you give him

relief only for a limited period,

but when you build a school

you are helping generations of

children”, said Ikram, the father

of two girls who are students of

the school.

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Mission Accomplished - The First Six Schools contd.

The Third School

Uthayapuram Tamil

Vidyalaya, Kallar

The village of Uthayapuram is

at the South Eastern corner of

Periya Kallar - a town about 33

km south of Batticaloa. Over the

last year, the village had been

the focus of much activity as

the rebuilding of the new model

school Uthayapuram Tamil

Vidyalaya slowly took shape.

The town of Periya Kallar is

known as “Kalvi Aru” in Tamil

– meaning the “river of learning”

and is reputed to have a very high

level of literacy and has produced

some of the best scholars in the

region.

The School was founded in

1980 as one of fi ve Primary

schools in the region which were

meant to provide students to the

only Senior School in the area

– Periyakallar Central College.

Whilst the other four schools

remained as Primary Schools,

“UTV” developed very rapidly

both in status and in student

numbers. The school attracted

the attention of the authorities

when they had the highest

percentage of Year Five Scholars

in the Batticaloa District. Soon

afterwards, the school was

expanded to cater to students up

to the GCE Ordinary Level.

Amongst its alumni today, UTV

counts many eminent scholars,

doctors, engineers and

educationists.

School Sponsors:

Aus - Rotary District 9600

RC Solomon Islands

RC Zimbabwe

Reconstruction Cost:

LKR 49.5 Million

Lead Club:

Colombo Uptown

Associate Clubs:

RC Athugalpura &

RC Kegalle

Sunday 25th June 2006 was

a special day for the people

in Kallar; like the proverbial

Phoenix, UTV had risen from

the desperate devastation of the

tsunami and was now bigger and

better than ever before.

The entire village came together

to convey their gratitude to the

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special people who had made

this dream come true. Banners

and coloured buntings covered

the entire town and the roadway

to the school. Parents and well

wishers joined the Principal S.

Thavarasa, staff and students of

the school to greet the Rotarians

on their arrival after a nine hour

drive from Colombo.

“Welcome Rotary”, “We thank

you for your wonderful gift”

were some of the banners that

greeted the visitors.

Beginning with a religious

ceremony at the Kovil, the

visiting dignitaries were

conducted in a colourful

procession to the school

premises. Leading the procession

were the school bands, and they

were followed by gaily clad

kawadi and hewisi dancers.

Firecrackers exploded along

the way and the visitors were

constantly showered with fl owers

by the students and staff of the

school who lined the roadways.

“Today we have again seen

the magnifi cence of Rotary at

work and the wonders we can

achieve working together” said

Ravindran in his address.

In his address the school

Principal S.Thavarasa thanked

Rotary for their support. “We

were down with no one to help

us when Rotary stretched out

its hand to us. We are indeed

very grateful to Rotary for this

wonderful new school” he said.

“The town of

Periya Kallar is

known as “Kalvi

Aru”

in Tamil - meaning

the “river of

learning” and is

reputed to have

a very high level

of literacy and

has produced

some of the best

scholars in

the region.”

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Mission Accomplished - The First Six Schools contd.

The Fourth School

Al Athan Vidyalaya,

Nintavur

Sunday 25th June 2006, proved

to be quite a busy day for

offi cials of Rotary SCB Schools

Trust.

“Al Athan School

became the fourth

to be opened by

the Trust after

being rebuilt as a

new model school

with all modern

facilities.”

Following the opening

ceremonies of Uthayapuram

School, the group then traveled

to Nintavur in Kalmunai district

to open yet another school.

The school – Al Athan School

became the fourth to be opened

by the Trust after being rebuilt

as a new model school with all

modern facilities.

Here too, they were greeted

warmly by the people of the

village and conducted in a

procession to the school for

the hoisting of fl ags and the

unveiling of a special plaque.

After a tour of the new buildings,

the group proceeded to the

assembly hall for a ceremonial

meeting.

School Sponsors:

UK – Rotary District 1270

(Tom Allan)

UK - Matthew Humberstone

School

UK - Advantage Travel

UK - Humberstone

Cloverfi elds Primary School

USA - RC Sanford

USA - Soda Pop School of

Dance

RI Dist 2400

RC Glossop Trust

RC Shepton Mallet

Columbus Rotary Foundation

CAN - RC Cobourg

CAN - Robert Scott

Foundation

Reconstruction Cost:

LKR 23 Million

Lead Club: RC Nikaweratiya

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Mission Accomplished - The First Six Schools contd.

The Fifth School

Uswathun Hasana School,

Galle

Saturday 29th July 2006 was a

special day for the students of

Uswathun Hasana School and

the people of Galle when Rotary

Sri Lanka opened its fi fth school

rebuilt after the tsunami of

December 2004.

Since that day nearly 500 lucky

students have continued their

education in the new model

school with a state of the art

Computer Center, fully equipped

laboratory and well stocked

library.

There was a festive atmosphere

all around the town of Devata

in Galle where the newly built

school Uswathun Hasana MV

is located. The Principal, staff,

students and parents were all

gathered to greet the visiting

dignitaries who were then

conducted in a procession to the

site of the new school.

PDG Mani Seneviratne and his

wife Sherwani whose district

(Australia Dist 9790) coordinated

the sponsorship of the

entire project, were the Chief

Guests at the colourful opening

ceremony.

“Today is a very happy occasion

for both my wife and I” said

PDG Seneviratne, a Sri Lankan

now domiciled in Australia.

“When the news of the tsunami

reached us in Australia we

immediately contacted the

Rotarians in Sri Lanka and

rushed some emergency aid to

them.”

“However, we wanted to help

in a bigger way and when we

heard of your Schools rebuilding

School Sponsors:

DG Mani Seneviratne

Dist 9790

DG Cathy Roth Dist 9780

DG Denis Hyland Dist 9810

DG Desmond Lawson

Dist 9630

DG Bruce Barber Dist 9700

DG Bruce Allen Dist 9680

Twin School: South Bank

International School UK

Reconstruction Cost:

LKR 44.5 Million

Lead Club:

RC Kollonawa

Associate Club:

RC Biyagama

programme we decided to

sponsor the entire cost of at least

one school,” added Seneviratne

who garnered the support of

fi ve other districts in Australia

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“500 lucky

students have

continued their

education in

the new model

school with a

state of the art

Computer Center,

fully equipped

laboratory and

well stocked

library.”

towards the sponsorship of

Uswathun Hasana.

District Governors Desmond

Lawson (District 9630), Bruce

Allan (9680), Bruce Barber

(9700), Cathy Roth (9780), and

Denis Hyland (9810) all joined

forces with Seneviratne to raise

the entire cost of the project.

Chief Guest Ravindran in his

address said that Uswathun

Hasana was the fi fth school to

be opened in the Schools Reawaken

Project and each time

he attends an opening ceremony

he marvels at the work that

Rotary has achieved through the

collective efforts of its members.

The potential of the students

was then aptly displayed when

Azrima a student of the school

delivered an eloquent Vote of

Thanks.

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The Sixth School

Dharmarama Junior

School, Galle

Dharmarama Junior School is

situated in the town of Ahangama

in the Galle District and has

amongst its past pupils, Martin

Wickremasinghe, the well known

Sri Lankan novelist.

Formed in 1885, the school

functioned as a Primary and

Secondary Grade school

with classes from Grades

1-10 (O’Level). However,

in the 1960’s the school was

downgraded to a Primary School

with classes from Grades 1-5.

At present the school has 26

Teachers and 781 students – 439

boys and 342 girls.

This is one of the schools that

was located too close to the coast

and had to be relocated at a safer

site.

Our initial task was to fi nd

alternate accommodation for

the students until their new

school was built. Thanks to

the generosity of the Chief

Incumbent Priest the students

were afforded temporary space

in the premises of Central

Ahangama School.

The sponsor of the school

– the American Jewish Joint

Development Committee was

one of the fi rst sponsors who

offered to assist our ‘Schools Reawaken’

project. The ‘JDC’ has

since then set up a liaison offi ce

in Colombo and have established

very close ties with Rotary Sri

Lanka. Their ready support has

been a great strength to us in our

efforts.

The school is set to be the

showpiece of the entire project

School Sponsors:

• American Jewish Joint

Distribution Committee

• Twin School – Hall School of

London

Reconstruction Cost:

54.50 million (LKR)

Address: Ahangama, Galle.

Students: 781

Lead Club:

RC Colombo Mid City

Associate Club 1:

RC Galle

District Coordinator:

Imthiaz Ismail

with some well designed

buildings and landscaped

gardens.

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Schools Under Construction

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Progress Report

ARIYAWANSA(BW) VIDYALAYA Beruwela

Address

Beruwela

Students

88 + 800

Lead Club

RC Colombo Midtown

Associate Club 1

RC Moratuwa

District Coordinator

Pubudu de Zoyza

The original school allocated

to Rotary was Bandarawatta

School. The school needed to be

relocated to a safer area and since

no suitable land was available

it was decided to amalgamate

Bandarawatte with Ariyawansa

MV Kalutara a short distance

away. Bandarawatte had only 88

students whilst Ariyawansa has

nearly 800.

This is one of the schools that

was totally destroyed by the

tsunami and had to be relocated

owing to its close proximity to

the sea.

Due to absence of land, It was

decided that Bandarawatte

School be amalgamated with

Ariyawansa M.V. Kalutara which

had 800 students.

This decision posed us with

new challenges as the designs

had to be redrawn for a much

bigger school. As a result the

commencement of work was

delayed by a few months.

Latest picture from site

“Due to absence of land, It was decided that

Bandarawatte School be amalgamated with

Ariyawansa M.V. Kalutara which had 800 students.”

School Sponsors

Brother Brothers Foundation

Connecticut Schools Association

Sri Lankan American Association of W. Pennsylvania

American Jewish JDC

Reconstruction Cost

63.07million (LKR)

The Foundation stone was laid on 28th October 2005 and the

mobilisation of the workforce began shortly after. Construction work

commenced by mid November. Construction work has continued at a

reasonable pace since then.

The Soft opening of Stage 1 was held on 9th May. Students have

now moved to the new block and the existing single storey block was

demolished and is being rebuilt as a new three storied block.

The entire construction is expected to be completed by end December

2006 and the new school will be formally dedicated in early January

2007 in time for the new school term.

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KALUTHAWALALAI RKM VIDYALAYA Batticaloa

Address

Kaluthavalai,

Kaluwanchikudy, Batticaloa

Students

639

Lead Club

Colombo Central

Associate Club 1

Kurunegala

District Coordinator

Imran Hassen

Kaluthawalai RKM Vidyalaya is

a Primary and Secondary Grade

school with classes from Grades

1-10(O Level). The school has

21 teachers and 639 students 328

boys and 311 girls.

The MoE and Rotary spent a

frustrating few months looking

for suitable land to relocate the

school.

The only block of land available

was too small and of irregular

shape so that building a school

to the required specifi cations was

quite a challenge.

The designs were amended

several times to make optimum

use of the space and this meant

including at least a 3-storey

block.

When at long last the paperwork

was complete, the Presidential

Elections were on us and this

caused another delay.

The foundation stone for the

new school was laid during the

Latest pix from site

“The only block of land available was too

small and of irregular shape so that building a

school to the required specifi cations was quite a

challenge.”

School Sponsors

The Rotary Foundation

Reconstruction Cost

59.17million (LKR)

last week of November 2005. Mobilisation of the work force began

immediately and initial construction work began in mid December.

The initial task that had to be done was to build temporary

accommodation away from the site for the students to use until the new

school was complete.

Since January 2006, work at the school has progressed at a fair pace.

In May, there was a slight drop in the output as the Contractor was

under pressure from external forces regarding the non-payment of

‘taxes’. However, this was quickly resolved and to date the rebuilding

continues at a steady pace.

The new school is expected to be complete by end December 2006.

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Progress Report contd.

KALUWANCHIKUDY SARASWATHY

VIDYALAYAA Batticaloa

Address

Kaluwanchikudy, Batticaloa,

Students

304

Lead Club

RC Cinnamon Gardens

Associate Club 1

RC Kalmunai

District Coordinator

Imran Hassen

Kaluwachikudy Saraswathy

Vidyalaya is a Primary and

Secondary Grade school with

classes from Grades 1-10 (O

Level). The school has 17

teachers and 304 students -166

boys and 138 girls.

Work began at the school in

February 2005 to clean out

school premises and make

preliminary inspections.

Approval from the MOE for

drawing submitted and awarding

of tender was fi nally completed

in October 2005. Mobilisation

of the workforce began shortly

thereafter.

The Foundation stone was laid

on 5th November 2005 with

the workforce then engaged in

demolition work and clearing of

the site.

Construction work thus

commenced in fi rst week of

January 2006. However, in

January heavy rain disrupted the

work and hampered progress.

The need also arose to construct

a few temporary sheds away

Latest pix from site

“Work progressed at a satisfactory pace with some

delays in April due to the local New Year. In May

there was a reduction of the workforce owing to

security concerns in the area.”

School Sponsors

UK - R.I. District 1040 (Yorkshire)

Reconstruction Cost

49.65million (LKR)

from the work site to accommodate students.

Work progressed at a satisfactory pace with some delays in April due

to the local New Year. In May there was a reduction of the workforce

owing to security concerns in the area.

Since June 2006, the full workforce has been mobilised but progress of

work is still behind schedule.

The Contractor was instructed to work on a new accelerated plan

to complete critical areas of construction for soft opening in mid

September 2006, if possible.

However, the pace of work was disappointingly slow and the

accelerated plan had to be abandoned.

The Target completion date for the school is now end December 2006.

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KAYANKERNI SARASWATHY VIDYALAYA Batticaloa

Address

Mankerni, Batticaloa

Students

364

Lead Club

RC Matale

Associate Club 1

RC Panduwasnuwara

District Coordinator

Mohan Rasiah

Kayankerni Saraswathy

Vidyalaya is a Primary and

Secondary Grade school with

classes from Grades 1-10 (O

Level). The school has a total of

364 students - 171 boys and 193

girls. It has only eight teachers.

This is one of the schools that

was totally destroyed by the

tsunami and had to be relocated

owing to its close proximity

to the sea. Identifi cation of a

suitable block of land to rebuild

school by the MOE delayed

rebuilding. However, in August

the foundation stone was fi nally

laid with construction work

beginning soon after.

Through to October 2005,

construction work continued

at a good pace with additional

requirements from the Ministry,

such as size of Aesthetic room

and Assembly Hall incorporated

in original design.

The onset of the monsoon

rain in the area in January

delayed progress as heavy rain

and fl ooding caused a virtual

standstill at the site. In late

January, work recommenced at a

reasonable pace although behind

schedule.

Site pix

“In mid August work began again with a reduced

workforce and has gone on at a satisfactory pace

despite sporadic stoppages due to tension in the

area.”

School Sponsors

Hilfe für Sri Lanka e.V

Reconstruction Cost

30.25million (LKR)

February saw work progressing at a satisfactory pace with the Primary

section buildings complete up to roof level. With the site closing for the

local New Year in April, the pace slowed considerably

During May work continued at very slow pace with reduced workforce

with the Contractor assuring increased output with additional workers.

However, in June, work only progressed very slowly with skeleton

staff as the security of workforce became a concern. Some of the

construction work was moved offsite to prevent a total standstill.

Unfortunately, since July the construction site has been vacated owing

to security concerns with Project Staff monitoring situation on a daily

basis.

In mid August work began again with a reduced workforce and has

gone on at a satisfactory pace despite sporadic stoppages due to tension

in the area.

A target date of end December 2006 has been set as the date of

completion of all work.

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Progress Report contd.

KUDATHTHANAI KARAIYOOR RCTMS Jaffna

Address

Potpathy, Kudathanai,

Vadamarachchi, Jaffna.

Students

110

Lead Club

RC Colombo North

Associate Club 1

RC Jaffna

District Coordinator

R. Ragunanthanan

Kudaththanai Karaiyoor Roman

Catholic Tamil Missionary

School is a Primary and

Secondary Grade school with

classes from Grades 1-10(O

Level). The school has 12

Teachers and 110 students - 54

boys and 56 girls.

In February 2005, work

commenced in cleaning out the

school premises of all debris

and preparing the site for a

survey and some preliminary

inspections.

Thereafter a succession of

unfortunate events delayed the

entire process and we were

unable to take advantage of the

early momentum we had begun.

The withdrawal of our original

Contractor was the main reason

for the initial delay and it was

some time before we secured the

services of another contractor

who was willing to work in the

area.

We then encountered more

delays in the fi nalization of

estimates, and the designs of

the school which required some

modifi cations. Sporadic civil

unrest in the area then set in and

it was fi nally only in December

Latest picture from site

“Despite working through diffi cult conditions,

construction continued at a reasonable pace until

mid February with all foundations completed...”

School Sponsors

RIBI (Rotary Intl Britain & Ireland)

Reconstruction Cost

37.0 million (LKR)

2005 that we commenced actual construction work. However, work

progressed at a reasonable pace with a small workforce.

Despite working through diffi cult conditions, construction continued at

a reasonable pace until mid February with all foundations completed,

while other material was being prefabricated at another site

Work was temporarily suspended at site in mid March pending report

on cement/sand casting blocks. However, this was quickly resolved

with the Project Engineer and Ministry staff and work resumed on site

the following week.

April saw little progress as the site was closed for the local New Year

holiday. Unfortunately since May, work has been temporarily halted at

site owing to security concerns in the area. The situation took a turn for

the worse with heavy fi ghting erupting close to the construction site.

The area is now out of bounds for civilians. However, the Apex

Committee together with the Ministry is monitoring the situation

regularly.

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MANKERNY RCTM VIDYALAYA Batticaloa

Address

Mankerni, Batticaloa

Students

490

Lead Club

RC Pamunugama

Associate Club 1

RC Ja-ela

District Coordinator

Mohan Rasiah

Mankerni Roman Catholic

Tamil Missionary School is a

Primary and Secondary Grade

school with classes from Grades

1-10(O Level). The school has 12

Teachers and 490 students, 213

boys and 277 girls. The majority

of the students (359) are in the

Primary School which is from

Grades 1-5.

This is one of the schools that

was almost totally destroyed

by the tsunami and had to be

relocated owing to its close

proximity to the sea.

The foundation stone for the

new school was laid on 21st Sep

2005 with construction work set

to begin soon after. Delays in

the mobilization of workforce

coinciding with Presidential

elections caused further setbacks

at site.

However, end November saw the

work force at full strength again

and pace of work had picked

up. This continued satisfactorily

through to December with all

foundations completed.

Civil unrest in the area together

with heavy rain added further

problems at the work site during

January.

February and March saw work

progressing at a satisfactory pace

Latest pix from site

“Unfortunately in August, the site was turned into a

temporary refugee camp to accommodate infl ux of

refugees fl eeing from areas of heavy fi ghting in North

& East. Our site staff worked with other NGOs in

providing humanitarian relief to the inmates.”

School Sponsors

The Rotary Foundation

Reconstruction Cost

45.35 million (LKR)

but New Year holidays in April reduced these levels considerably and

we lost a lot of the initial momentum.

Despite the contractor’s assurance of full mobilization of work force

from June, unrest in the area hindered work owing to safety concerns.

In mid July the construction site was vacated owing to security

concerns with the situation being monitored on a daily basis by project

staff.

Unfortunately in August, the site was turned into a temporary refugee

camp to accommodate infl ux of refugees fl eeing from areas of heavy

fi ghting in North & East. Our site staff worked with other NGOs in

providing humanitarian relief to the inmates.

It is hoped that we will be able to commence work in areas

not occupied by refugees until such time as they fi nd alternate

accommodation and we are able to mobilize our entire workforce

again.

We remain hopeful that we can complete the entire construction by end

December 2006 so that the students of the school can start the new term

in January 2007 in their new model school.

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Progress Report contd.

MATHALAN RCTMS Mullaitivu

Address

Mullivaikkal, Mullaitivu

Students

63

Lead Club

RC Colombo

Associate Club 1

RC Ja-ela

District Coordinator

R. Ragunanthanan

Mathalan Roman Catholic Tamil

Missionary School is a Primary

Grade school with classes from

Grades 1-5. The school has only

63 students, and four teachers

Work began in mid February

2005 to clean out the premises

and prepare the site for a survey

of the land available.

Preliminary designs were

forwarded to the Apex Committee

for review in end April.

Initial approval was obtained

from MoE for some special

modifi cations of the designs

owing to the location of the

school.

The original contractor withdrew

his application just prior to the

award of the contract and we

were forced to look around for

another contractor who was

willing to work in the area.

A new Contractor with

experience in the area was

then awarded the contract and

Latest pic from site

“As the main parts of the construction were

prefabricated the progress of the new buildings was

quite fast and compensated for the delayed start.”

School Sponsors

RC Limasson

Stichting Marthalan Foundation

Reconstruction Cost

30.07million (LKR)

mobilization was expected to take place in September 2005.

However, approval had to be obtained from another party before work

fi nally commenced in early October 2005.

As the main parts of the construction were prefabricated the progress of

the new buildings was quite fast and compensated for the delayed start.

The school was nearly 80% complete by end June and the job was

expected to be totally complete by end July 2006.

However, violence in the area broke out and the site had to be vacated

for safety reasons. No work has been possible since then but the Project

staff continues to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

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MAWELLA/MORAKETIARA VIDYALAYA Hambantota

Address

Mawella, Hambantota

Students

82+160

Lead Club

Rotary Club of Colombo

Reconnection

Associate Club 1

RC Hambantota

District Coordinator

DG Bobby Senaweera

Mawella Sri Sumangala

Vidyalaya is a Primary and

Secondary Grade school with

classes from Grades 1-10(O

Level). The school has only 82

students, 40 boys and 42 girls.

It has 16 teachers. The School

is being amalgamated with

Moraketiara School which has

160 Students.

This is one of the schools that

was totally destroyed by the

tsunami and has to be relocated

owing to its close proximity to

the sea.

After negotiations with relevant

Government offi cials and the

Ministry of Education to identify

a suitable block of land on which

to relocate the school it was

decided that due to the absence

of land, the school would be

amalgamated with another school

in the area – Moraketiara.

After new designs were

submitted for a bigger school

and paperwork completed, in

December 2005, the workforce

began the demolition work and

clearing of the site.

Latest pix from site

“...it was decided that due to the absence of

land, the school would be amalgamated with

another school in the area – Moraketiara.”

School Sponsors

Germany - Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co KG

Alnwick - UK

RC Okehampton

SEI Corporation Foundation

Twin school: Kingshott School UK

Reconstruction Cost

37.00million (LKR)

The Foundation stone laying ceremony took place on 26th January

2006. Since then work has progressed smoothly and to reasonable

schedule.

Despite the construction site closing for the local New Year Holidays,

work resumed at a good pace with Target completion date of fi rst phase

right on schedule at end August 2006.

Students will be moved into the new block to allow the old building to

be demolished and rebuilt.

The new school is expected to be fully completed by end December

2006.

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Progress Report contd.

PUDAVAIKKADU GMMS Trincomalee

Address

Pudavaikkadu, Tincomalee

Students

184

Lead Club

RC Trincomalee

Associate Club 1

RC Seeduwa

District Coordinator

Michael Pereira

Pudavaikkadu GMMS is a

Primary Grade school with

classes from Grades 1-5. The

school has a total of 184 students.

This school was allocated to

Rotary on 3rd March 2005.

After initial site inspection

and clearing, the designs were

approved in May 2005.

There was diffi culty in getting

people to work in the area and

due to the special circumstances,

the construction work is being

shared by four contractors with

the Lead Club acting as the coordinator

of all the contractors.

The Foundation stone was

laid in mid September and

full mobilization of all four

contractors took place in early

October 2005.

Work commenced and progressed

smoothly till end December

2005. In late December and

almost the whole of January

2006, there was tension in the

Latest pic from site

“The months of June and July saw progress at a

very good pace but unfortunately the escalation of

violence in the area in early August caused a drastic

reduction in the workforce.”

School Sponsors

The Rotary Foundation

Reconstruction Cost

35.00 million (LKR)

area following several incidents of violence.

The work pace picked up again in February and March and continued

until the local New Year Holidays in mid April 2006.

The months of June and July saw progress at a very good pace but

unfortunately the escalation of violence in the area in early August

caused a drastic reduction in the workforce.

In mid August the site was vacated on safety concerns as the area

became a hotbed of violence.

Since early September a reduced workforce is now back at the site

but progress is understandably slow. Target end date is 31st December

2006.

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PUTHUMUGATHAWARAM VIDYALAYA Batticaloa

Address

Puthumugathawaram, Batticaloa.

Students

304

Lead Club

RC Colombo Metropolitan

Associate Club 1

RC Kandy Metropolitan

District Coordinator

Nalin Fernando

Puthumugathuwaram Roman

Catholic Tamil Missionary school

is a Primary and Secondary

Grade school with classes from

Grades 1-10 (O Level). The

school has a total of 304 students,

149 male and 155 female. It has

14 teachers.

This school which was formerly

known as Ignatius College was

one of those schools which had

to be relocated owing to its close

proximity to the coast.

However we faced a lot of

frustration in obtaining an

alternate site on which to build

the school and it was only in May

2006 that we fi nally resolved all

the issues.

The original block of land

allocated to us was claimed by

another Government agency and

we had to redo all our designs.

“However we faced a lot of frustration in

obtaining an alternate site on which to build the

school”

School Sponsors

The Rotary Foundation

Reconstruction Cost

49.50 million (LKR)

The next block of land given to us too had many claimants to its

ownership and when everything was fi nally cleared it was May 2006.

We then went through quite a long tender process before we fi nally

awarded the contract in August 2006.

The Contractor has just begun mobilization of his workforce and is

clearing the site.

Construction work is expected to commence by mid September 2006.

The new school is expected to be completed by May 2007.

35 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Progress Report contd.

SRI MURUGAN VIDYALAYA Batticaloa

Address

Murakottanchenai,

Kalkudah, Batticaloa

Students

126

Lead Club

RC Colombo South

Associate Club 1

RC Badulla

District Coordinator

Suri Rajan

Sri Murugan Vidyalaya is a

Primary grade school with

classes from Grades 1-5. The

school has just two teachers and

126 students, 65 boys and 61

girls.

Though initial work of cleaning

school premises and preparation

as a construction site began in

February 2005, due to delays in

the paperwork and awarding of

the tender, the foundation stone

for the new school was laid on

21st Sep 2005.

Initially, Construction work at

the site progressed slowly but

from end October was rapid and

at satisfactorily levels with target

completion date set for 30 April

2006.

Unfortunately in January this

progress was hampered as a

result of simmering civil unrest

in the area causing some concern

for the security of the workforce.

With unrest abating in February,

the pace of work increased

appreciably and continued till

mid April.

Site pix

“From May 2006, work at the site continued

apace until mid June when increased military

presence in the area caused a reduction in the

workforce.”

School Sponsors

Rotary (D3450) Hong Kong & Clubs

Reconstruction Cost

25.70million (LKR)

However the local New Year holidays resulted in a reduced workforce

in the latter half of April.

From May 2006, work at the site continued apace until mid June

when increased military presence in the area caused a reduction in the

workforce.

This situation continued with the Apex Committee monitoring progress

on daily basis. Unfortunately, in end July the site was vacated owing to

safety concerns.

Work recommenced once again in mid August and has been

progressing reasonably well despite the sporadic work stoppages.

The target date for completion of the school is end December 2006.

36 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


SRI VINAYAGAR VIDYALAYA Kaluwanchikudy

Address

Onthachimadam,

Kaluwanchikudy

Students

468

Lead Club

RC Colombo Regency

Associate Club 1

RC Mt Lavinia

District Coordinator

Imran Hassen

Sri Vinayagar Vidyalaya is a

Primary and Secondary Grade

school with classes from Grades

1-10 (O Level). The school has

18 Teachers and 468 students,

208 boys and 260 girls.

Work began in February 2005 to

clean out school premises and

make preliminary inspections.

Delays in paperwork and issues

with the selected contractor due

to high prices prevented the

reconstruction to proceed on

Schedule.

However, the foundation stone

for the new school was laid in

end November.

In January 2006, workforce

was mobilised at site to proceed

with clearing of site, however

the Contractor was unable to

commence construction work due

to some temporary shelters set

up by MoE on the site. This was

duly relocated to ensure safety of

students.

Site pic

“ Delays in paperwork and issues with the

selected contractor due to high prices prevented

the commencement of reconstruction work.”

School Sponsors

Rotary Denmark (1),

RC Brockton Mass - USA,

RC Zagreb - Croatia,

RC Wausau - USA,

RC Invermere - Canada

Reconstruction Cost

57.33million (LKR)

Since February, work progressed at a satisfactory pace. After a break in

Mid April for the local New Year Holidays work resumed at a fair pace.

Subsequently the pace of work slowed down considerably as the

Contractor was under pressure from external forces regarding the

non-payment of ‘taxes’. After speedy resolution of this issue work

recommenced with increased workforce.

The target date for the completion of the school is end December 2006.

37 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Progress Report contd.

THAMARAIVIL AL-RAWLA VIDYALAYA Mutur

Address

Thamaravil, Kinniya, Mutur

Students

169

Lead Club

RC Trincomalee

Associate Club 1

RC Balangoda

District Coordinator

Michael Pereira

Thamaraivil Al-Rawla Vidyalaya

is a Primary and Secondary

Grade school with classes from

Grades 1-10(O Level). The

school has nine teachers and 169

students - 90 boys and 79 girls.

Work began in February 2005 to

clean out school premises and

make preliminary inspections.

After the foundation stone was

laid in mid August construction

work commenced in September.

The main access road to the site

was badly damaged during the

tsunami and the fi rst task was

to repair the culverts and roads

to enable easy access for the

transport of materials.

With MOE requiring additional

structural changes to the

construction work continued at a

reasonable pace through to mid

December.

However, this progress was

stymied due to civil unrest

in the area as the security of

our workforce became our

fi rst priority. Work was fi nally

recommenced in February 2006

and progressed at a steady pace.

“The main access road to the site was badly

damaged during the tsunami and the fi rst task

was to repair the culverts and roads to enable

easy access for the transport of materials.”

School Sponsors

Rotary Denmark (2)

Reconstruction Cost

42.00million (LKR)

Unfortunately, a resumption of hostilities in May 2006, resulted in

severe reduction in the workforce affecting the ongoing construction

work.

Work recommenced in June and progressed at a satisfactory pace after

decrease of violence in the area but this situation was shortlived as the

area became the centre of violence soon after.

In August the construction site was turned into a temporary refugee

camp to accommodate an infl ux of refugees fl eeing from areas of heavy

fi ghting in Muttur.

The workforce began returning to the site in early September after the

violence in the area subsided.

It is hoped that the situation will remain relatively stable and enable us

to complete the construction by end December 2006.

38 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


THAMBADDAI GTMS Akkaraipattu

Address

Thambiluvil, Akkaraipattu

Students

241

Lead Club

RC Capital City

Associate Club 1

RC Colombo Fort

District Coordinator

V. Ariyaratnam

Thambaddai GTMS is a Primary

and Secondary Grade school with

classes from Grades 1-10

(O Level). The school has 12

teachers and 241 students - 140

boys and 101 girls.

Work began in February 2005 to

clean out school premises and

make preliminary inspections.

All students had been relocated

to temporary shelters away from

the site of the new school to

facilitate construction work.

The Foundation stone was laid

on 19th August and construction

work commenced on 25th

August. Part of land required

fi lling which delayed progress of

construction work

In October 2005, Construction

work on the building was

temporarily halted due to

clarifi cation required regarding

structural designs. The workforce

was diverted to work the on

boundary wall in the interim.

Site pic

“Up to December 2005, work continued to

progress at a satisfactory pace however, growing

civil unrest in the area began to cause some

concern.”

School Sponsors

RIBI

Reconstruction Cost

26.43million (LKR)

Upto December 2005, work continued to progress at a satisfactory pace

however, growing civil unrest in the area began to cause some concern.

Since March 2006, due to issues with Contactor/Site Engineer, pace of

work slowed considerably. Numerous meetings with both parties and

even an ultimatum issued to Contractor to produce a workable schedule

and deliver or face cancellation.

However, after a long delay, work once again commenced with a

new Site Manager and plan of work in place with project staff at site

constantly monitoring the progress of work.

Target completion date set for end December 2006.

39 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Progress Report contd.

THETTATIVU SIVAKALAI VIDYALAYA Thettativu 02

Address

Beach Rd, Thettativu 02

Students

320

Lead Club

RC Batticaloa

Associate Club 1

RC Dambulla

District Coordinator

Nalin Fernando

Thettativu Sivakalai Vidyalaya is

a Primary and Secondary Grade

school with classes from Grades

1-10(O Level). The school has 14

teachers and 320 students - 159

boys and 141 girls.

Work began in February 2005

with the cleaning out of the

school premises and preliminary

inspections being made.

After delays in paperwork

and awarding of contract, the

foundation stone was laid on

11th September 2005. Despite

workforce being mobilized to

begin construction work, this was

delayed owing to a MoE request

to incorporate a few changes in

structural designs.

In October 2005, Further delays

were faced due to slow pace of

demolition work. An ultimatum

was also issued to the contractor

to increase the pace of work

immediately or face penalties

for delay. Subsequently work

continued at a reasonable pace

at site though slightly behind

schedule

“since July work continues to progress very

slowly owing to reduced workforce following

security concerns in the area with Project staff

monitoring situation on a daily basis.”

School Sponsors

RI Dist 1950 - WG (DG Zimmerman)

Federal State of Thuringia

Interstate Committee Sri Lanka - Germany

Reconstruction Cost

32.40 million (LKR)

Construction work continued to progress well and on schedule through

to December, when overseas sponsors from West Germany visited the

site and witnessed ongoing work.

As construction work continued at a reasonable pace an initial target

date of 30th June 2006 was set. However this was later changed as

New Year holidays reduced the workforce considerably.

Work resumed at the site in May progressing satisfactorily however,

since July work continues to progress very slowly owing to reduced

workforce following security concerns in the area with Project staff

monitoring situation on a daily basis.

We are hopeful that the work pace will pick up once again and are

looking at a completion date of end December 2006.

40 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Project Information

41 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Our Partners

Standard Chartered Bank:

When we fi rst began our project

we approached all the leading

Corporates seeking their

assistance. They were all very

receptive but did not make any

fi rm commitment. The Standard

Chartered Bank was the only

exception – they came forward

immediately with an initial

contribution of USD 1 Million.

The Bank did not stop there.

They have been supporting us

right throughout the project

providing us with offi ce space

and other facilities totally free

and thus helping us to save a fair

amount in overheads. The bank

also waived all banking charges

on our transactions. The Bank is

also represented on our Board of

Management.

Ministry of Education:

The Ministry of Education

provided us with all our

requirements of land and also the

furniture for all the schools. We

forged a close rapport with the

Ministry who assisted us in the

approval of designs and the list

of specifi cations of allied projects

like the Computer Centers

and Science Laboratories. The

Ministry has a knowledgeable

and dedicated staff who afford us

their willing support whenever

we need them. The Bank is also

represented on our Board of

Management.

Microsoft Sri Lanka:

Microsoft Sri Lanka have joined

hands with us in this project and

provided most of the software

requirements for our Computer

Centers at virtually no cost.

Microsoft will also handle the

entire curriculum for the next

three years and will undertake

the intensive training of two IT

teachers in each school and also

provide basic training for all

other teachers.

American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross is

working with the Sri Lanka

Red Cross to sponsor the cost

of all plumbing, sewerage and

sanitation work in all schools.

Room to Read USA:

Room to Read USA has

undertaken to equip the libraries

in all 25 schools.Room to

Read will establish a childfriendly

learning environment

by supplying furniture, maps

and posters, educational games

and puzzles, English Children’s

books and local language

children’s books. They will also

conduct training workshops for

teachers and librarians.

42 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


One of the most gratifying

aspects of this tragedy has

been the spontaneous fl ow of

support and encouragement that

we have received from people

from all corners of the world.

We are deeply grateful to all our

Sponsors for helping us put the

smiles back on the faces of our

school children.

Main Sponsors

The Rotary Foundation (Four

Schools)

(Kaluthawalalai RKM Vidyalaya)

(Mankery RCTMV)

(Pudavaikkaddu GMMS)

(Puthumugathuwaram RCTMS)

Rotary Intl Britain & Ireland

-RIBI (Two Schools)

(Kudaththanai Karaiyoor

RCTMS)

(Thambaddai GTMS)

Rotary Denmark (2)

(Thamaraivil Al-Rawla)

Rotary Denmark (1)

USA – RC Brockton Mass

Croatia - RC Zagreb

USA - RC Wausau

Canada - RC Invermere

(Sri Vinayagar Vidyalaya)

UK – North Devon Schools

R.I. District 1170 (UK)

(Randombe Kanishta Vidyalaya)

USA - American Jewish Joint

Distribution Committee

Twin School : Hall School of

London. UK

(Dharmarama KV)

Germany - Sennheiser

Electronic GmbH & Co KG

Alnwick - UK

RC Okehampton

SEI Corporation

Twin school: Kingshott School

UK

(Mawella/Moraketiyara School)

UK - R.I.District 1040

(Yorkshire)

(Kaluwanchikudy Saraswathy

Vidyalaya)

Hilfe für Sri Lanka e.V (Hans

Hammer)

(Kayankerni Saraswathy V)

RC Hong Kong & Dist 3450

(Sri Murugan Vidyalaya)

Australia - Rotary District

9600

RC Solomon Islands

RC Zimbabwe

(Uthayapuram Vidyalaya)

RI Dist 1950 - WG (DG

Zimmerman)

Federal State of Thuringia

Interstate Committee Sri

Lanka - Germany

(Thettativu Sivakalai V)

DG Mani Seneviratne Dist 9790

DG Cathy Roth Dist 9780

DG Denis Hyland Dist 9810

DG Desmond Lawson Dist 9630

DG Bruce Barber Dist 9700

DG Bruce Allen Dist 9680

Twin School: South Bank

International School UK

(Uswathun Hasana MV)

Our Sponsors

Brother Brothers Foundation

Connecticut Schools

Association

Sri Lankan American

Association of W.Pennsylvaniaa

(Bandarawatte - Ariyawansa KV)

UK – Rotary District 1270

(Tom Allan)

UK - Matthew Humberstone

School

UK - Advantage Travel

UK - Humberstone Cloverfi elds

Primary School

USA - RC Sanford

USA - Soda Pop School of Dance

RI Dist 2400

RC Glossop Trust & RC

Shepton Mallet

Columbus Rotary Foundation

RC Cobourg

Robert Scott Foundation

(Al-Athan School)

RI Dist 1660 (FR)

RI Dist 3300 (MLY)

Rotaract Katugastota

AUS-RC West Wyalong Dist 9700

Rotary Club of Malta

RI District 6330

RC Birmingham

RC Lansing

RC Gainsville

RC Los Angeles

(Al Aqsa School)

RC Limasson

Stiching Marthalan Foundation

(Mathalan RCTMS)

43 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Our Donors

Donations received upto 31st March 2005 (LKR)

1. Rotary Colombo North 10,000.00

2. Rotary Colombo Metropolitan 10,000.00

3. Rotary Colombo Regal 10,000.00

4. Rtn Kiron Shenoy 10,000.00

5. Rotary Colombo Central 15,000.00

6. Mast Imal Wijeyanayake 4,000.00

7. Vaidhyaa Paediatrix Pllc, Weston WV - (USD 500) 51,310.00

8. Rotary Club of Dublin Mr Alan King - (Eur 2500) 327,335.00

9. Mr & Mrs John Barnsford, Ldn - (GBP 100)

10. Rotary Club of Beijing.Regula Hwang Ma

18,692.00

- (Sfr 500)

11. Rotary Shepton Mallet Rev, Somerset

41,830.00

- (GBP 4000) 738,885.00

12. Dr Thomas Reichelt, Tannenweg - (Eur 50) 5,094.00

13. Rotary Denmark (Dkk 30,586) 542,906.04

14. Rotary District 6000 - (USD 5000)

15. Commonwealth Bank of Australia Syd.

492.635.00

(Aud 5000)

16. Herbert L & Phyllis A Macdonnel, NY

365,600.00

- (USD 1000) 97,500.00

17. Rotary Club of Malta - (USD 15,172) 1,482,940.00

18. Rotary Club of Seattle - (GBP 500) 91,530.00

19. Rtn John Wilson 10,000.00

20. Rotary Club of Warsawa - (USD 1200) 117,060.00

21. Maria Remedios - (USD 7000) 682,850.00

22. Rotary Adsing Borg - (USD 726) 71,002.80

23. PDG Gamini Jayawardena 25,000.00

24. Padma Ranasinghe 100,000.00

25. Rotary Helsing Borg Berga - (USD 7726) 787,668.00

26. Easton Rotary Club - (USD 9680) 948,156.00

27. Rotary Club of Bournemouth - (GBP 400) 72,988.00

28. Rotary Club of Marlow UK - (GBP 1000) 182,470.00

29. R.I. Distric 9810 – Aust - (AUD 50290) 3,735,541.20

30. Rotary Club of Wokingham - (GBP 1260)

31. The Rotary Club Charity Acc – Devon

230,567.40

- (GBP 1500) 274,890.00

32. Toyota West Rotary Club - (USD 960.30)

33. Rotary Distrito 4960 - Argentina/Uruguay

93,643.14

- (US$1000) 98,150.00

34. Rotary Club of Maryborough Australia 743,070.00

35. South Valley Bank & Trust 553,280.00

36. AGL Resources Inc. Atlanta - (USD 35000) 3,470,250.00

37. Rotary Club of Cardiff East - (GBP 5750) 1,071,512.50

38. Rotary Club of Settle – 404031 - (GBP 1000) 180,404.00

39. Barry I Singer – Somers NY - (USD 500) 49,500.00

40. Rotary Club of Saginuma - (USD 1826/75) 180,921.32

41. Rotary Club of Unity - (USD 5000) 495,000.00

42. Rtn Alan McCartney, Hope Valley - (GBP 100) 18,700.00

43. Mr Peter R. Kabella - (USD 200) 19,300.00

44. Rotary Intl District 2400 -(USD18,616/39)

45. Rotary Club of Kawasaki Saginuma

1,844,511.92

- (USD 1658/57) 164,032.57

46. Rotary Club of Crystal River - (USD 1427) 140,473.21

47. Kamladevi Saboo Charitable Trust(USD 1000) 98,260.00

48. PDG Rajendra K.Saboo (USD1000) 98,300.00

49.Rotary Club of Dillon - Dist. 7770 (USD 100)

50.Rotary Club of Hazel Grove

9,590.00

- TST Fund (GBP1000) 187,060.00

51.Rotary Club of Glossop Trust Fund (GBP 5090) 956,523.60

52.RIBI Dist. 1050 Charity A/C (GBP3000) 563,520.00

53.Saddlebrook Rotary Tucson (USD4975) 492,624.50

54.Rotary International, Dist 9810 (AUD54,359) 4,185,643.00

55.Rotary Club of Yorbalinda Sunrise (USD3000) 296,100.00

56.Mr.Rajah Perera 5,000.00

57.Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs Florida (USD 325) 31,349.00

58.Rotary Club of Burke Sunrise (USD 525) 51,912.00

59.Rotary Intl Patrick Carricondo (EUR 5000) 659,885.80

60.Mrs Dorothy E Parker (CAD 300) 22,993.00

61.Luea Nyckel Rotary Klubb (USD 1100)

62.Rotary Club of Beauregard

108,675.00

Vernon Sunrise (USD 500) 49,000.00

Total (LKR): 28,000,000

Donations received from 1st April 2005 - 31st March 2006 (LKR)

1. Rotary Club of Birmingham (USD 21,973) 2,159,945.90

2. Rotary Club of Los Angeles (USD 20,000) 1,987,000.00

3. Rotary Dist 3300 - Malaysia (USD 25,000) 2,486,250.00

4. Rotary Club of Port Louis (USD 4975) 494,266.25

5. Rotary Denmark (USD 550,000) 54,752,500.00

6. Standard Chartered Bank 100,000,000.00

7. RI Dist 9790 (AUD 112,849.82) 8,521,289.91

8. RC North Providence (USD 500) 50,000.00

9. Bob Urichuck (Reconnection) 50,000.00

10. RC Detroit Lakes (USD 852) 83,394.99

11. ELC College, Green Helas. India 9,000.00

12. Braunton School-UK (GBP25,000) 4,521,810.00

13. Weston Rotary Club.(USD2,825) 279,696.50

14. R C Florida (USD1170) 115,925.60

15. R C Charleville Arduinna (USD5000) 495,900.00

44 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


16. R.I.Dist 9630 (USD33010/43) 3,278,595.91

17. Mr.Janice L.Hein (USD 100) 9,612.00

18. RC Holly Springs - USA (USD 558) 54,781.50

19. R.I. Dist 6330, StratFord 3,158,803.00

20. RC Gaborane (USD4590.13) 455,708.11

21. RCClarkston (USD3500) 347,900.00

22. Brothers Brother Foundation (USD50,000) 4,990,000.00

23. Rotary Dusseldorf(Sennheiser)(EUR80,000) 9,646,728.00

24. RC Wezembeek - Belgium (EUR1000) 118,772.30

25.Rotary Comberley Charity 790,168.00

26. Sanford Rotary Club (USD 3600) 352,560.00

27. Sanford Rotary/SPop (USD 7865) 786,229.20

28.RC – Oswego Sunrise (USD 500) 48,875.00

30. RI Dist 9010 (AUD 11468) 850,352.20

31.RI Dist 6950 –Florida(USD 5500) 496,400.00

32.RI Dist 2590 –Kanegawa Japan(USD 3000) 298,500.00

33.RC Brooklyn – NY (USD 1525) 152,423.75

34.Merchant Maryland Bank(USD 2000) 199,880.07

35. USA – RC Loveland (USD 10140) 1,008,930.00

36. USA – American Jewish JDC (USD 194,000) 19,438,800.00

37.AUS - RC Geelong Central -

Dist 9780 (AUD 149970) 11,453,208.90

38. UK -RC Cleethorpes (GBP 20000) 3,637,696.00

39. USA – RC Wisconsin (USD 2700)

40. UK – Rotary Intl – Britain &

270,050.00

Ireland (GBP 47465) 8,697,961.25

41. USA – RC Vail Downvalley (USD 10700) 1,071,605.00

42. UK Braunton School (GBP 27681) 4,942,030.10

43. RC Groton (USD 2970) 297,587.99

44. RC Zaandam/RC St.Petersburg (EUR 5400) 655,788.96

45. RC Gainesville (USD 23,427) 2,353242.15

46. RC West Wyalong (USD 10244.74) 1,035,743.21

47. RC Lansing USA(USD38,549/65) 3,912,789.48

48. RC Okehampton UK (GBP 12820) 2,266,036.28

49. Hilfe fuer SL 2,898,973.00

50. UK - RI Dist 1040 (GBP40000) 7,044,728.00

51. The Rotary Foundation (USD900,000) 90,216,000.00

52. Rty Aus World Comm Svc (AUD 50000) 3,781,385.00

53. Rty Aus OA Fund (AUD43486) 3,342,114.64

54. RC Regency 10,000,000.00

55. Rty Aus OA Fund (AUD1477) 108,960.47

56. Solomon Islands(USD 112040) 11,383,310.74

57. UK - RI Dist 1240 (GBP 48000) 8,392,444.80

58. UK - RC Alnwick (GBP 20800) 3,646,280.00

59. Jyoti Foundation (USD 11000) 1,118,150.00

60. Rty AUS WCS EAST (USD 37250) 3,790,187.50

61. RC Atlantic, Iowa (USD 3200) 325,600.00

62. Braunton School (GBP 9135) 1,624,558.83

63. RI Dist3300-Malaysia(USD9155) 932,894.50

64. UK-RI Dist1040(GBP40000) 7,101,600.00

65. CAN-Scott Foundation(Cobourg)(CAD 30990) 2,790,649.50

66. CAN-RC Cobourg (CAD 6500) 586,300.00

67. AUS-Dist 9600 (AUD 12203) 930,612.22

68. USA–American Jewish JDC(USD 182500) 18,651,500.00

69.Alistair Wilson SCB (USD 14,972) 1,532,384.20

70. USA-RI Dist 5130(USD 27,500) 2,814,625.00

71. AUS-RTY (AUD 109,714) 8,180,488.98

72. BVI-RC Roadtown (USD 20,000) 1,990,000.00

73. Richard McGill (USD 508.03) 51,666.65

74. Brian Pearce (USD 1743.42) 177,305.81

75. Hilfe fuer SL 1,451,223.82

76. RC Invermere (CAN 4610.93)

77. SEI Corp. Foundation(Blue bell D7430)

405,761.84

(USD21000) 2,152,410.87

78. R.H. Meewakkala 31,200.00

79. RC Minehead-D1200(GBP500) 89,272.65

Total (LKR): 488,627,325.81

Donations received from 1st April 2006 - 31st August 2006 (LKR)

1. Brothers Brother Foundation (USD74,975) 7,617,460.00

2. RI Dist 1200(GBP 652.47) 114,713.47

3. UK–RIBI 12,269,612.65

4. WG-RI Dist1950/Thuringia State 12,500,000.00

5. RC Kandy (RID1660,Rct Katugastota) 5,935,029.92

6. Tsunami Relief Cymru (GBP5000) 902,900.00

7. Brothers Brother Foundation(USD24,975) 2,562,435.00

8. USA-Hilton Head School(USD10935) 1,123,024.50

9. American Red Cross (Randombe) 859,400.00

10.AUS - RC Fortitude Valley(AUD 15000) 1,089,615.40

11.Brothers Brother Foundation(USD109975) 11,387,911.25

12.RC Jindalee (USD 6164.20) 637,994.70

13.Rty Aus OA Fund(AUD30708) 2,332,916.08

14. Stichting Marthalan Foundation(EUR 99500) 13,024,550.00

15.Colombus Foundation 606,550.40

16.R.I. Dist 1200 245,903.13

17.RC Coulsdon Manor 1,767,660.00

18.American Jewish JDC 13,009,111.50

Total (LKR): 87,986,788.00

45 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


The Monument

The Apex Committee

decided to erect a special

monument in every school rebuilt

in our ‘Schools Re-awaken’

Programme.

The monument would be in

remembrance of those who

lost their lives in the tsunami,

in celebration of those who

survived; and in gratitude to

those special people who helped

build the new school.

We also needed the monument

to be simple, yet meaningful and

have the ability to convey a range

of emotions to an observer.

After perusing many designs

and models we fi nally selected

the design of Sculptor Upali

Ananda from the Department of

Aesthetics studies, University of

Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

The entire monument is created

in the form of a wave and

features three school children

in different poses; one is on her

knees and the other two slowly

rising up again with smiles

on their faces holding on to

books and a pencil which are

a symbolic representation of

Rotary and its partners.

The message is simple – you can

knock us down but you cannot

destroy our spirits and we will

rise again stronger than before.

A highlight of the opening

ceremony of a school is the

unveiling of this monument. All

major sponsors of the school

are acknowledged on a special

plaque at the base.

46 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Transparency & Accountability

Ever since the tsunami of

December 2004, Rotary Sri

Lanka has been overwhelmed by the

support and encouragement it has

received from individual Rotarians,

clubs and districts and many other

groups spread throughout the world.

Based on a simple philosophy of

being as transparent as possible, one

of the initial key decisions we made

was the setting up of a dedicated

project website to ensure maximum

coverage of our project.

The website has enabled us to make

optimum use of modern technology.

It has also afforded us the opportunity

to reach out to every corner of the

world and has ensured that all our

partners, sponsors, donors and well

wishers, have easy access to the latest

information on our project.

Our site has received international

acclaim for its creativity and

presentation of what is easily the

largest ever project undertaken by

a single district in Rotary. PRIPs

Frank Devlyn and Luis Giay

and RI President Bill Boyd have

all commended the breadth of

information available on the website

as did many overseas sponsors.

The website has recorded over 1.5

Million ‘hits’ over the last 18 months

and is rated as one of the most active

sites on the internet.

An especially heartening fact for us

is that most of the hits recorded on

the website have originated from

overseas centres. Overall people

from more than forty countries have

viewed the website with the largest

hits coming from the US and UK

where the majority of our sponsors

live. We are now averaging over

75,000-80,000 ‘hits’ per month.

Month Daily Avg Monthly Totals

Hits Files Pages Visits Sites KBytes Visits Pages Files Hits

Aug-06 1684 1150 175 60 1282 449786 1808 5261 34504 50529

Jul-06 1734 1205 262 71 1306 597381 2220 8126 37365 53760

Jun-06 1477 1093 185 72 1462 409280 2161 5566 32811 44325

May-06 1942 1528 610 71 1324 758046 2206 18932 47397 60225

Apr-06 2498 2129 1335 65 1217 1332760 1907 38742 61742 72444

Mar-06 2964 2340 1343 80 1417 1491113 2484 41634 72559 91907

Feb-06 2863 2310 1323 67 1316 1273309 1878 37051 64695 80181

Jan-06 3098 2405 1330 85 1466 1523151 2649 41242 74572 96059

Dec-05 2550 1990 1186 57 1285 1312393 1791 36767 61697 79053

Nov-05 2433 1818 962 47 1106 1018272 1419 28864 54551 73015

Oct-05 1995 1566 864 46 1125 901315 1450 26811 48546 61851

Sep-05 1555 1049 146 50 1146 380766 1521 4404 31473 46653

Aug-05 1717 1130 171 56 1137 407630 1766 5309 35053 53248

Jul-05 1170 785 123 45 925 259818 1405 3813 24339 36270

Jun-05 1326 914 142 49 910 296480 1477 4285 27437 39796

May-05 1554 1089 163 53 1057 316194 1664 5053 33762 48178

Apr-05 1458 1006 155 58 1086 296665 1766 4674 30188 43745

Mar-05 2805 1570 228 69 1556 542315 2143 7088 48687 86982

Feb-05 2524 1594 231 62 1129 383291 1754 6474 44659 70680

Jan-05 1400 986 148 48 962 285616 1488 4624 26425 43416

Totals 1,234,314

47 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Report of the Auditors

1 We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Rotary - Standard Chartered School Trust (Gte)

Limited as at 30 June 2006, and the related statement of fi nancial activities for the 13 months then

ended, together with the accounting policies and notes as set out on pages 3 to 10.

2 Respective Responsibilities of Management and Auditors

The management is responsible for preparing and presenting these fi nancial statements in accordance with Sri

Lanka Accounting Standards. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these fi nancial statements based

on our audit.

3 Basis of Opinion

Except as discussed in paragraph 4, we conducted our audit in accordance with Sri Lanka Auditing

Standards, which require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether

the said fi nancial statements are free of material misstatements. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,

evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the said fi nancial statements, assessing the accounting

principles used and signifi cant estimates made by the management, evaluating the overall presentation of

the fi nancial statements, and determining whether the said fi nancial statements are prepared and presented in

accordance with the Sri Lanka Accounting Standards. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis

for our opinion.

4 Limitation on Scope

Due to the prevailing security situation in the North and East of the country, it was unsafe for us to travel to

the sites in the North and East to physically observe the school buildings which have been re-constructed and

the schools buildings under re-construction, although we were able to physically observe the school buildings

constructed by the Trust in the Southern Province. Hence, we were unable to satisfy ourselves as to the

physical status of the buildings reconstructed by the Trust in the North and East of the country.

5 Opinion

In our opinion, except for the effects of such adjustments, if any, as might have been determined to be

necessary had we been able to satisfy ourselves as to the matter referred to in paragraph 4, so far as appears

from our examination, the Trust maintained proper books of account for the 13 months period ended 30

June 2006, and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us, the said balance

sheet and related statement of fi nancial activities and the accounting policies and notes thereto, which are

in agreement with the said books and have been prepared and presented in accordance with the Sri Lanka

Accounting Standards, provide the information required by the Companies Act, No. 17 of 1982 and give a

true and fair view of the Trust’s fi nancial position as of 30 June 2006 and of the results of its operations, for

the 13 months period then ended.

6 Board of Management’s interests in contracts

According to the information made available to us, the board of management of the Trust were not directly

or indirectly interested in contracts with the Trust during the 13 months period ended 30 June 2006, except as

stated in Note 10 to these fi nancial statements.

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

COLOMBO

48 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Statement of Financial Activities

Notes 13 months ended

30 June 2006

Rs.

INCOMING RESOURCES

Receipt of funds: 2

- Specifi c projects 384,985,680

- Central fund 159,137,544

Interest on call deposits 3,404,081

Other income 500

TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES 547,527,805

RESOURCES EXPENDED

Project expenses 3 395,652,156

Administration costs 4 7,966,717

403,618,873

NET INCOMING RESOURCES 143,908,932

Balance brought forward at 26 May 2005 -

Balance carried forward at 30 June 143,908,932

The accounting policies on page 51 and notes on pages 52 to 56 form an integral part of these fi nancial

statements

49 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Balance Sheet

Notes 30 June 2006

Rs.

ASSETS

Non current assets

Property, plant and equipment 5 421,732

Current assets

Advances and other receivables 6 167,970,533

Cash and cash equivalents 7 6,073,995

174,044,528

Total assets 174,466,260

FUNDS AND LIABILITIES

Funds

Restricted 143,908,932

Current liabilities

Accruals and other payables 8 27,207,078

Borrowings 9 3,350,250

Total liabilities 30,557,328

Total funds and liabilities 174,466,260

The statement of fi nancial activities, balance sheet and the related notes thereto were approved for and on

behalf of ROTARY - STANDARD CHARTERED SCHOOL TRUST (GTE) LIMITED on 7th October 2006.

Sgd.

Dion Schoorman

7th October 2006

The accounting policies on page 51 and notes on pages 52 to 56 form an integral part of these fi nancial

statements

50 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Accounting Policies

A summary of the more important accounting policies that the Trust has adopted to determine the amounts

included in respect of material items shown in the balance sheet and also to determine the income and

expenditure have been applied consistently, and are shown below:

1 Basis of preparation

The statement of fi nancial activities and balance sheet prepared on accrual basis.

2 Foreign currencies

Foreign currency transactions are accounted for at the exchange rates prevailing at the date of the

transaction. Gains and losses arising from the translation of monetary assets and liabilities denominated

in foreign currencies, are recognised in the statement of income and expenditure. Such balances are

translated at year end exchange rates.

3 Tangible fi xed assets

All tangible assets directly attributable to the Project are expensed immediately to the statement of

fi nancial activities at acquisition. Other fi xed assets of the Trust are capitalised at the cost to the Trust.

4 Receivables

Advances and other receivables are stated at the amounts they are estimated to realise.

5 Provisions

Provisions are recognised when the Trust has a present legal or constructive obligation as a result of past

events, it is probable that an outfl ow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable

estimate of the amount can be made.

6 Income recognition

Income is recognised by inclusion in the statement of fi nancial activities when the Trust is legally

entitled to the use of such funds and the amount can be quantifi ed. This would include income receivable

from the parties who have committed the availability of the funds for the project activities.

Interest earned is recognised only when received.

7 Expenditure

Expenditure is recognised and recorded on accrual basis.

8 Comparatives

As the fi nancial statements relate to the fi rst period of audit of the Rotary - Standard Chartered School

Trust (Gte) Limited, there are no comparative fi gures.

51 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Notes to the Financial Statements

(In the notes all amounts are shown in Sri Lanka Rupees unless otherwise stated)

1 Background

Following the tsunami of December 2004, Rotary Sri Lanka offered to assist in the rebuilding of the

schools destroyed in the disaster. Rotary Sri Lanka comprises 60 Rotary Clubs across the country and

forms District 3220 of Rotary International.

The Ministry of Education accepted the offer and allocated 25 tsunami affected schools spread

throughout the country, to Rotary Sri Lanka for rebuilding.

Rotary Sri Lanka in partnership with the Standard Chartered Bank then set up a trust to administer the

project. The Rotary-Standard Chartered Schools Trust (Gte) Limited was incorporated on 26 May 2005

as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act, No. 17 of 1982.

2 Receipt of funds

Receipts of funds from main donors are as follows:

Central fund Specifi c fund Total

The Rotary Foundation - 90,000,000 90,000,000

Rotary Denmark - 54,752,500 54,752,500

Rotary Club of Geelong Central - Australia - 11,453,209 11,453,209

Standard Chartered Bank 100,000,000 - 100,000,000

Rotary Club of Colombo Regency - 10,000,000 10,000,000

American Jewish JDC - 38,090,300 38,090,300

Solomon Islands Tsunami Fund - 11,383,311 11,383,311

Rotary International Britain & Ireland (RIBI - Jaffna) - 12,269,612 12,269,612

Federal State of Thunringia Germany - 12,500,000 12,500,000

Brothers Brother Foundation - 21,567,806 21,567,806

Rotary International District 9790 - Australia - 8,521,290 8,521,290

Rotary International District 9810 - Australia - 7,921,184 7,921,184

Rotary Dusseldorf (Sennheiser Co) - 9,646,728 9,646,728

Rotary International District 1240 8,392,444 - 8,392,444

Rotary International-Britain & Ireland (RIBI - Thambaddai) - 15,742,689 15,742,689

Rotary Australia 8,180,489 - 8,180,489

Transfer from District Disaster Relief Fund 8,871,049 - 8,871,049

Rotary International District 1040 - Yorkshire - 7,101,600 7,101,600

Braunton School - UK - 9,463,840 9,463,840

Other donors 33,693,562 64,571,611 98,265,173

159,137,544 384,985,680 544,123,224

52 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


3 Project expenses

13 months ended

30 June2006

Construction cost [see (a) below] 395,396,951

Site expenses 255,205

395,652,156

(a) Construction cost incurred during the period is analysed as follows :

Name of the school District Cost

Al - Aqsa Vidyalaya Ampara 44,864,150

Kalawanchikudy Saraswathy Vidyalayam Batticaloa 12,238,537

Kayankerni Saraswathy Vidyalayam Batticaloa 9,331,070

Mankerny RCTM Vidyalayam Batticaloa 7,096,802

Sri Vinayagar Vidyalayam Batticaloa 14,240,007

Thettativu Sivakalai Vidyalayam Batticaloa 8,680,715

Uthayapuram Tamil Vidyalam Batticaloa 44,944,750

Kaluthawalalai Ramakrishna Vidyalam Batticaloa 14,863,976

Mawella / Moraketiyara Kanista Vidyalaya Hambantota 5,195,445

Uswathun Hasana Maha Vidyalaya Galle 43,268,232

Randombe K Vidyalaya Galle 38,069,607

Dharmarama K Vidyalaya Galle 39,448,404

Pudawaikkadu Vidyalayam Trincomalee 10,720,229

Thamaraivil Al - Rawla Vidyalaya Trincomalee 13,597,603

Kudaththanai Karaiyoor RCTMS Jaffna 14,557,534

Thambaddai GTMS Kalmunai 7,182,845

Al - Athan Vidyalaya Kalmunai 22,449,830

Ariyawansa Maha Vidyalaya Kaluthara 25,978,016

Mathalan RCTM School Mullaitivu 18,669,199

395,396,951

53 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Notes to the Financial Statements contd.

4 Administration costs

13 months ended

30 June 2006

Accounting charges 543,220

Consultancy fees 2,381,236

Fuel expenses 571,206

Offi ce maintenance expenses 137,390

Vehicle hire charges 1,302,959

Site visit expenses 270,828

Temporary wages 287,392

Postage expenses 7,480

Printing and stationery expenses 178,512

Seminar expenses 241,332

Staff welfare costs 24,727

Telephone charges 285,712

Travelling costs 316,099

Vehicle maintenance charges 29,440

Insurance costs 20,917

Advertising costs 167,452

Bank charges and debit tax 729,506

Web development and designing charges 79,500

Mementos for sponsors 99,000

Cost of black boards 3,800

Opening ceremony expenses 289,009

7,966,717

5 Property, plant and equipment

Furniture & Offi ce Computers Total

fi ttings equipment

13 months ended 30 June 2006

Opening net book amount Nil Nil Nil Nil

Additions 170,057 143,175 108,500 421,732

Depreciation charge Nil Nil Nil Nil

Closing net book amount 170,057 143,175 108,500 421,732

At 30 June 2006

Cost 170,057 143,175 108,500 421,732

Accumulated depreciation Nil Nil Nil Nil

Net book amount 170,057 143,175 108,500 421,732

54 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


6 Advances and other receivables

30 June 2006

Advances to contractors 72,119,464

Other receivables 95,851,069

167,970,533

Other receivables include Rs 90 million donated by Rotary Foundation and presently held in Rotary South

Asian Fund. The funds are disbursed to the Trust for the expenses incurred in respect of the following

schools:

- Mankerny RCTM Vidyalayam;

- Kaluthawalalai Ramakrishna Vidyalam;

- Pudawaikkadu Vidyalayam; and

- Puthumugathuwaram RCTMS

7 Cash and cash equivalents

30 June 2006

Cash at bank 6,053,995

Cash in hand 20,000

6,073,995

8 Accrual and other payables

Retention payable 25,516,737

Accrued expenses 1,690,341

27,207,078

9 Borrowings

Current

Bank overdraft 3,350,250

The bank overdraft balance represents a book overdrawn situation.

10 Board of Management’s interests in contracts

The APEX Committee functions as the Board of Management of Rotary - Standard Chartered

School Trust (Gte) Limited and has the overall responsibility for the administration of the Project.

Mr. Vishnu Mohan, member of the Committee, is the Chief Executive Offi cer of Standard Chartered

Bank.

Ms. Romany Parakrama is the Head of Corporate Affairs of Standard Chartered Bank.

Mr. Krish Rajendran, a member of the APEX Committee, is a director of DMS Holdings Limited

55 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Notes to the Financial Statements contd.

Following transactions were carried out with the related parties during the period.

(a) The Trust made an advance payment of Rs 12 million to DMS Electronics Limited, a subsidiary

company of DMS Holdings Limited to purchase computers and computer peripherals to setup computer

centres in the schools that are re-constructed.

Mr Krish Rajendran disclosed the confl ict of interest and had not participated in the tender evaluation

and tender awarding process to DMS Electronics Limited .

(b) Standard Chartered Bank, a partner in the project, is also the banker to the Trust.

(c) Standard Chartered Bank contributed Rs 100 million to the Trust during the period ended 30 June 2006.

11 Related party transactions

There were no related parties or related party transactions other than disclosed in Note 10 to the fi nancial

statements.

12 Post balance sheet events

No events have occurred since the balance sheet date which would require adjustments to, or disclosure in,

the fi nancial statements.

56 Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd ‘Schools Re-awaken’ Project Annual Review


Milestones

� January 2005

- Meeting with

HE The President

Chandrika

Kumaratunga with

offer to assist in

rebuilding schools

� February 2005

Press Conference

to announce

Schools Project

� February 2005

- Workshop & Seminar for all School

Principals

� March 2005 - Visit

of Rotary Denmark

team

� April 2005 - Visit

of RI Director

Noraseth

� May 2005

- Formation of Rotary SCB Schools Trust

(Gte) Limited

� May 2005 - Laying

of fi rst Foundation

stone at Randombe

School

� June 2005 - PRIP

Frank Devlyn’s

visit and meeting

with Apex

Committee

� December 2005

- Visit of RIPE Bill

Boyd & PRIP Luis

Giay to Project

Offi ce

� December 2005

- Opening of

fi rst School -

Randombe Junior

School

� March 2006

- Opening of Al-

Aqsa School in

Pottuvil

� June 2006

- Opening of

Uthayapuram

School in Kallar

� June 2006

- Opening of Al

Athan School in

Nintavur

� July 2006

- Opening of

Uswathun Hasana

School in Galle


Rotary SCB Schools Trust (Gte) Ltd

5th Floor - SCB Bldg

37, York Street, Colombo 1.

Tel: (9411) 5672699 Fax: (9411) 2438055

www.rotary-srilanka.org

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