Mannar Association for Relief & Rehabilitation ( MARR ) together with Canadian Friendship Association , Ontario had celebrated a Get together at Andankulam Church on 10th Saturday November, 2012 in the Manthai West D S division.
These destitute children who have lost one of their parent in the recent war . were invited to the function.
Around 160 destitute children came with their School teachers, Parents and Guardians to this event.
The Canadian Friendship Association, Ontario, Mannar Branch President Mr.A Amalathas ( ADE Maths, Mannar Zonal Office ) and the Secretary Mr .S Nixan ( Special Teacher Madhu zone ) were the Chief guest,
Ref Fr. Xavier Crooz President MARR, Committee Members, Parish priest of Alkativaley & Kathankulam & many well wishers participated to this children function,
All the children were given School stationary, Uniforms, School bag, Christmas Gifts worth about Rs 1000/= to 1,250/=
There were Children entertainments by way of Songs , Dance, games, and Group activities.
At the end of the event all the children were invited for a fellowship delicious dinner which the children enjoyed well.
Similarly MARR has hosted its Annual Get together & Lunch to the 72 Orphans last Sunday on the 4th of November at YMCA Hall Mannar.
Mr Gerrit Muis the Well wisher from Netherlands , who personally present on that day & gave away the prizes & cash Donation for their Extra Education ( tuition fees, Practicals, Traveling, and School stationary, etc ) Each child received Rs, 1000/= for a term .
Further MARR assist 12 students for their University Education in six Srilankan Universities .
Annually 45% of MARR Fund is spent for Orphans, and Destitute Children for their education.