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Free The Children built the Oprah's Angel Network Center for Learning, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. The school is built entirely of galvanized steel, strong enough to withstand another tsunami. Of the 200 students in attendance, half are women.

One 20-year-old student says the classes have offered her the chance to learn outside of the home that typically is not encouraged by her culture. "Because of the center, we would be able to get our certificates and work and take care of our families," she says. "This makes us really happy. It is a really big blessing for us."
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FROM: Surviving the Tsunami: Nate Returns to Sri Lanka
Published on May 15, 2006

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