Tangalle Children Relay, Day Care Center, Montessori Pre-School and Hostel, Tangalle (Completed)
Since 2005, Tangalle Children’s Relay Preschool, situated just outside of Tangalle’s city center continues to serve tsunami affected families and the rural poor. Originally established to support nine children orphaned by the tsunami, TCR has grown to provide education and meals to on average 23 children each year and has served as a resident youth hostel for 16 young women traveling to the area to study at the local college. Its emphasis on experiential learning to develop social and interpersonal skills, religious tolerance, gardening and respect for the environment, helps the young children develop a skill set that sets them apart from the other students when they advance to the public school system.
This project has moved: Real Medicine moved funding from the Tangalle Children's Relay Preschool to this new location starting in February of 2010, in the village of Palathuduwa, just 2 kilometers inland from the Tangalle School. As the Tangalle Preschool was able to take over more of it's own management and financial support, our staff was approached to support this small preschool in a much poorer village close by. We are currently supporting 15 students at this new location.
New Preschool project can be found here: http://www.realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative/palathuduwa-preschool-support-sri-lanka