Sri Lanka was one of the worst affected countries of the tsunami of 2004. Much of the coastline was destroyed.
Sri Lanka was also ravaged by an intense civil war and Trincomalee was one of the worst areas. Because of the civil war, it was difficult to rebuild Trincomalee. This school is funded and aided by charities and NGO's (Non Government Organisations).
As it was the afternoon and school was over for the day, a selection of the local children came in to meet us. They showed us their classroom and it's surprising the similarities and the differences between the Sri Lankan classroom and ours!
The pupils of this school looked to be from more affluent families than the primary school. Our guide explained that these girls would have to pay fees to attend this study group.
HWhen we visited they were just about to begin an economics lesson with their tutor.
There were 3 classrooms in this tuition school. What do you think of the seating and the soundproofing?! Ms Treacy searched and searched but could not find their interactive white board either!