Sri Lanka child care project gets Japanese support

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Dec 01, 2011 (LBO) – The Japanese government has provided almost 60 million rupees worth of aid for an early childhood care and development project in the eastern Trincomalee district, part of the former war zone.

“It is expected that more than 1,000 families and their community members will benefit from the project,” the statement said. The project will be implemented by a Japanese non-governmental organisation, Save the Children Japan (SCJ), an embassy statement said.

“This is a follow up project from the previous two projects that helped to construct and renovate preschools and provide training for pre-school teachers in the district.”

Trincomalee is one of the districts recovering from the effects of the 30-year ethnic war with many refugees being resettled.

The new project provides training for pre-school teachers and community members, and preschools buildings for the children of recently resettled communities.