|Total number of benefitted students||558 for 2014|
|Cost of the project||LKR 315,542|
The purpose of the project is to relieve parents of the significant financial burden of purchasing new school books for the ensuing academic year.
Selection of students eligible for a sponsorship
Students from low income families are eligible to apply for help under this project. However, the programme does not include students who are already receiving a sponsorship under our Education Sponsorship Programme, as they receive an additional amount for the same purpose in December each year. There are coordinators in six different towns appointed by the Chief Coordinator, who screens the students to ensure they are eligible for help under the Book Project.
In the year 2014, books were given to students from Moratuwa, Poompuhar (Jaffna), Ipologama (Dambulla), Galewela, Tangalle, Panadura & Matugama.
Throughout the year, we set aside balances arising out of favourable foreign currency conversions in the Education Sponsorship Programme for this purpose. There are also donations made by people specifically for this Project.