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Low-Income Families Educated on Their Children’s Nutrition

[2012-05-02 16:57:14]

With view to educating low-income families on nourishment of their small children and improving their family health, Civil Affairs Office of the 513 Brigade of Uduvil organized a series of lectures and workshops for such villagers in the 513 Brigade area last week. Families of primary level students of 10 schools in the area were selected for this programme. Dr. K. Karthieepan of Teaching Hospital Jaffna and one coordinating officer of the “Fontra” Company cum journalist Mr. Jayasiri Kariyavasam went round 10 selected schools on 25th, 26th , 27th and 28th educating the needy families how to make a nutritious meal for children at low cost using local products such as grain, milk, green leaves and vegetables.

Mallakam Thangamma Appakutti Vidyalaya, Mallakam Kulaimangal RCTM Vidyalaya, Alaveddy South Arunachalan Vidyalaya, Uduvil Murugamoorthy Vidyalaya, Annaikoottai Balasubramaniyam Vidyalaya, Navali Maha Vidyalaya, Araly Hindu Vidyalaya, Mullai Sivaprakash Vidyalaya, Pirapattu Kalaimagal Vidyalaya and Sittankerny Vaddu Hindu Vidyalaya were the schools selected for this programme which was conducted for four days.

Over 250 parents enthusiastically participated in this awareness programme each day. With coordination of Chief Coordinator Civil Affairs Jaffna Colonel Christy Jayasinghe and Managing Director (Project) of Anchor Newdale Company Mr. Nimal Gamage , Anchor Newdale Company sponsored the Programme.

At the end of each session, questions were asked from the audience and 20 of them who correctly answered the questions were offered valuable prizes worth of Rs. 100,000/=.

In addition, all ten schools involved in the programme were offered Rs. 20,000/= each.

This was the first time that the Company selected a remote area to conduct this programme.

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