Pathawelivitiya is the smallest of the schools with whom Extra Cover collaborates. Less than a hundred metres from the shore of the River Ging, the school comprises a dozen pupils, who study under the tutelage of two teachers and the watchful eye of their principal Mrs Gayanthi. Over the years we have helped the school with food, stationery, footwear and educational resources, and recently it has become the “base’ for our tea planting initiative (see separate web page). In February 2012 we provided the pupils with new shoes and paid for “welcome packs” (of educational materials such as pens and exercise books) for the four newest arrivals.
The construction of a bridge over the river has made the village more accessible, and it is hoped that, given the greater social mobility, the school and its children will flourish.

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