Running shoes for rural kids | Sunday Observer

Running shoes for rural kids

The second stage of the ‘Shoes of Hope Program’ organized by the National Olympic Committee was completed yesterday. This is a project arranged with a view to fostering Cultural exchange programs for which the MoU was signed by former chairman of the NOC Hemasiri Fernando and Sung Chul Kim Program coordinator Seoul Youth Centre.

According to this program 1500 pairs of shoes were distributed to needy school children of rural areas.

The first age of this program was few days ago in rural areas in the Batticaloa district. Already over 1500 pairs of shoes were handed over to school children in the area.

“Korea plays a pivotal role in promoting sports in Sri Lanka and this program too helps young children in a big way”, said the Secretary of the NOC Maxwell de Silva. He further said that the costs to bring these shoes were met by the Ministry of Sports. Shoes were distributed to schools Batticaloa (800), Uva Education Training Centre (350), Ratnapura (70), Moneragala (70) and Colombo (210).