MIOT-Eastern Region Report
Dr James Gnanapragasm
CHAIR: Dr. J P D Gnanapragasam
SECRETARY: Dr. S. Uthayakumar
Dr. Indu Uthayakumar
Dr. Siva Mohan
Prof. R N Chitramohan
Dr. Aarthy Uthayakumar
Dr. Shiva Radhakrishnan
Our committee has actively continued to focus on the development of medical education and to support people from underprivileged areas. MIOR- ER has continued its venture, working with the Dean of the Jaffna Faculty of Medicine, organizing medical students elective for undergraduates from Australia & UK.
We are also work g closely with the charitable organization AEDU, focusing on building a strong foundation for students who obtained good results in O-Level examinations, but were unable to continue to A-Level studies due to family circumstances, to gain University education by helping them from A-Level. We continued our annualsponsorship to 5 medical students from Jaffna Medical Faculty. Our educational committee, especially the junior committee helps them with their projects and offer support via e-learning.
MIOR-ER is actively working in UK as well. We have engaged with the local consultants in different specialties to find elective placements for AL students and also identify clinical attachments/job opportunities for those who complete a medical degree in Europe and other parts of the world.
We have been successfully running the MIOT Chirumiar Illum, Thambiluvil since 2005. We are very fortunate, to have close friends who donate to the home by monthly direct debit. We also received donations from other well-wishers. We are lucky to have a good management committee. Dr.Ramasubbu, one of our batch-mates living in Colombo, is overseeing the management of this home. We will be relocating this Home to Kaithady, Jaffna from January 2019.
We continued the sponsorship of the ‘Orphanage & School’ in Kaithady, one of the deprived villages in Jaffna, which is thriving well. This venue is also hosting a weekend school to serve the local children, offering classes in music, education & community projects. We take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors. Your continued support is crucial to our success. We are truly grateful to all your help in maintaining this home. It would not have been possible without your generous donations.
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