About Tittagalla School
Senahasa has built a new classroom block and refurbished a damaged building at Tittagalla School – our third school in the Galle District. Tittagalla East is a small rural community 16km from Galle. Many of the fishermen and their families were affected by the Tsunami, having lost their homes and livelihoods.
Children dancing at a school celebration
Repaired and refurbished classrooms
Tittagalla has over 100 children from aged between 6 – 11 years old. Classrooms were overcrowded and makeshift: many were not partitioned but held up to four classes simultaneously, making it very difficult for the children to concentrate. After the 2004 Tsunami, a new housing project was located next to the school, bringing garment factory workers and their families to the area. This in turn brings additional children to the school. New and improved facilities were desperately needed.
Senahasa has already built a pre-school for the community and now the focus is on the older children.
The school is now making good use of its new facilities, and Senahasa plans to continue its support in the long term. Gap year volunteers teach English and games classes at the school and the standard of English has improved significantly. Senahasa also organises a daily milk programme which involves a rota of mothers preparing the milk for the children. This daily sustenance helps the children concentrate at school.
Children in their new classrooms
An experiment during science class