Friday, September 29, 2006

"We had teachers from Jaffna. But they all left, because of the current situation. Therefore we do not have teachers to teach us in the school. We were affected by earlier war. We wanted to improve our education during the ceasefire. Now due to the escalated violence, our educational activities have come to a stand still once again. When there is a war in a country, the worst affected of a community are the children. 70% of the children are affected by war, according to a recent research. Therefore we do not want another dirty war in our country. We all want peace" says Derrik Cruz (15), a student of Arippu Navodaya Vidyalayam in Mannar