SHIVA CHARITY......... REBUILDING DJDOODLE SCHOOL AFTER THE TSUNAMI

Rebuilding DJDoodle School needed extra care and thought, as the community in the area had lost so much. Karaitivu, Ampara, Sri Lanka is a poor area, mostly Hindu, and the people there have known me and the project manager for three years. The original school was small, with a corrugated iron roof.

Plenty of rubble to clear, and a well to knock down.

The new school started, and the old one (foreground).

It survived the tsunami, but the children were all lost. We decided that the old building would be completely renovated, and made into a little reading room, while a new building would be constructed next to it. This meant that the old well and wash places had to be knocked down and relocated.

Cement has to be mixed by hand.

The roof has to be replaced and tiled.

DJDoodle's new children......

and their new school uniform.

They line up proudly with their teacher.

Inspection time ... a visit from Room to Read.

This school is sponsored by DJ Williams (USA), and DJDoodle is her web designing and hosting name.

If you would like to sponsor a school (long term) for 60 per month, (enough to keep a school maintained and equipped, and the teachers paid!), then we will gladly name it after you or your organisation, or however you want. Please help us to give these children a secure and safe future!

Floor tiles and a ceiling fan ... very impressed!

PLEASE E_MAIL THE CHARITY at bob@shivacharity.com