Published on 2018-06-21 @ 07:05:00 AM

TEF along with AMAF (Australian Medical Aid Foundation) provided 25 Bicycles (Revolving Loan) to school children from families who have been displaced from Vanni and resettled in the Jaffna area. Most of the children are from women headed families who lost their husband or father during the recent troubles. The beneficiaries will repay the loan (without interest) in the next 12 months and the recovered funds will be used to give new bicycles to another 25 families. The total cost of the project is Rs 379,790.00 ($3165.00) and the funds raised at Brisbane 'Paatukku Paattu' program (Jointly organised by TEF Brisbane Chapter and Australian Medical Aid Foundation Brisbane) in 2017 has been used to partly fund this project. Approximate cost of providing one new bicycle is $125.00 (Rs 14950.00) . We are sure that these new bicycles will help these students in attending school and other day to day activities so that they could manage their time efficiently. This project has been implemented by CCYE (Centre for Child and Youth Empowerment) of Jaffna with the coordination of Sivan Arul Illam (Dr. Jayamohan). The capital funds of this project will remain with the community and continuously benefit 25 families every year for many years to come. TEF has implemented more than 17 Revolving Loan Similar Projects (bicycles, tube wells, farming, corner shop, dairy, cows/goats etc. etc.) from 2013 to 2018 and it provides benefits to more than 200 women headed families every year. We thank Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram (Dr. Jayamohan) and CCYE of Jaffna for coordinating and implementing this project with great interest. TEF sincerely thanks individual donors, joint contributors TEF Queensland Chapter and AMAF for their generous contributions which made this project a possibility.

Revolving Loan Project (25 Bicycles to vulnerable school children) - Tamil Engineers Foundation

Revolving Loan Project (25 Bicycles to vulnerable school children) - Tamil Engineers Foundation

Revolving Loan Project (25 Bicycles to vulnerable school children) - Tamil Engineers Foundation

Revolving Loan Project (25 Bicycles to vulnerable school children) - Tamil Engineers Foundation