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Major issues and constraints faced by the community

Educational Situtaion issues in this area

"Limited Access to Schools: In rural villages called Srivallepuram, Aligambai Mandanai Rottai urani, and Thruppathy.Kannakipuram and Thangavelauthapuram, there may be a need for more schools or educational facilities within proximity, forcing children to travel long distances to attend school. This can be particularly difficult for younger children and may discourage parents from prioritizing education. .

Shortage of Qualified Teachers

Recruiting and retaining qualified teachers in rural areas can be challenging, leading to a shortage of skilled educators. This can result in larger class sizes, limited subject offerings, and lower-quality teaching. Lack of Educational Resources Rural schools often need access to updated teaching materials and technology, limiting students' exposure to modern educational resources and hindering their academic progress. Some schools are functioning with an English teacher.

Limited Vocational and Technical Education Opportunities

Many rural areas need more access to vocational and technical education programs, limiting students' options for skill development and employment opportunities beyond traditional academic pathways.

Situation of Preschools and Preschool Teachers.

Preschools in rural villages are vital in promoting early childhood development, preparing children for formal education, improving health and nutrition, fostering language and social skills, empowering women, engaging the community, and contributing to poverty alleviation. Investing in these institutions can have far-reaching benefits for individuals, families, communities and communities. Limited Infrastructure and Resources: Many preschools in rural areas need more proper infrastructure, such as classrooms, sanitation facilities, and play areas. Additionally, they often need more basic educational resources like books, toys, and teaching materials. Addressing these challenges requires coordinated efforts from government agencies, non-governmental organizations, communities, and other stakeholders to improve infrastructure, enhance teacher training, increase access to quality early childhood education, address socioeconomic disparities, promote health and nutrition, and raise awareness about the importance of preschool education in rural Sri Lankan villages. Qualified Teachers: Finding qualified and trained teachers willing to work in rural areas can be challenging. Due to lower salaries and limited professional development opportunities, attracting and retaining skilled educators in rural preschools is often difficult.

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Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

In remote rural villages, access to preschool education may be limited or nonexistent. Children may have to travel long distances to reach the nearest preschool, which can be impractical for families with limited transportation options. Preschool teachers are working for a very low salary and facing many challenges. Not only that but Preschools also not in Limited Resources: Rural areas often need more infrastructure, resources, and preschool funding. This includes basic classrooms, teaching materials, and play equipment. Access to Early Childhood Education: In many rural villages, there may be a need for more awareness about the importance of early childhood education, leading to low enrollment rates. Additionally, families may need help accessing preschools due to long distances and limited transportation options. .

Poor Infrastructure:

Rural preschools may need more basic infrastructure such as electricity, clean water, and sanitation. This can create an unsafe and unhealthy learning environment for young children.

Socioeconomic Factors

Many families in rural villages struggle with poverty, impacting their ability to afford preschool fees or provide adequate nutrition and care for their children. This can result in irregular attendance or early dropout

Unemployed Youth and School Leavers

Most of the parents in the new settlements need to have adequate, constant income to support their children in school. Most of the children in low-income families give up their education at an early stage, and this increases unskilled labour and unemployment. Resource These youth are more likely to engage in fishing and agricultural practice, which creates more pressure on the limited resources. Promotion of skill-based income opportunities, household-level self-employment, following training and skill development courses would help the youth. Some of the youth are trying to involve the