Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

Published on - 8/31/2006

SVAB's School Unit for Differently - Able Children Opened

ONE OF THE CHERISHED DREAMS of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), chaired by Mrs Anoma Fonseka came true when Commander of the Army Lt. General Sarath Fonseka this morning (31) declared open a specially designed school for children with physical disabilities inside Army cantonment at Panagoda.

The unit with modern accessories needed for special educational needs of this nature cost the SVAB a sum of Rs 300,000 and received other assistance from philanthropists, as it serves the first-ever project of this nature, meant for children of Army families.

The unit, the brainchild of Mrs. Anoma Fonseka received three children for admission on the very date of its opening.

Lt. General Sarath Fonseka gracing the occasion as Chief Guest praised the SVAB membership for their concern on this category of children, belonging to military families and shared a few thoughts with parents of those children present on the occasion.

Two specially trained teachers in accordance with international standards commenced their teaching session just after today's opening ceremony was over. Several Senior Officers and Members of the SVAB attended the opening ceremony.