HUDEC – Caritas Jaffna was implemented ‘Supporting Primary Education for Poor & Vulnerable Children’, funded by Caritas Korea in 2017 in the Jaffna District.  Twelve schools were selected for this project and 202 students from vulnerable families are benefitted.

Six students have got marks above the cut out marks 155.  50 students achieved marks above 100.  Certificate awarding ceremony for these students was conducted by HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna on the 15th of November 2017.  The event was presided by Revd. Fr. S. Eugene Francis, Director of HUDEC-Caritas Jaffna.  Mr. Yu Hwa Li, Senior Executive Manager of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Mrs. Padmini Kirihena, Coordinator of the project of Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC and Mr. Nobert Uthayakumar, Divisional Education Officer of Sankanai were the special guests.  Three students from Urumpirai RCTMS, one student from J/Vaddukodday West AMTM School, one student from J/Thuraiapa Vidiyalayam Colombagam and one student from J/St.James Boys School have got marks above 155. This is the first time in more than 100 years of history of Urumpiral RCTMS and J/Vaddukodday West AMTM; students achieved above the cut out marks in the Grade 5 Scholarship examination.  The students were awarded with certificate and Saving Account bank book with 1,150 Rupees.  Gr.5 Scholarship students, School Principals, teachers, parents and HUDEC – Caritas staff participated in this occasion.  Further, the students were given educational materials, nutritional food pack, school bags and shoes under this project.