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.