More than 100k raised for expatriate music teacher

More than MVR100,000 (US$6,485) has been raised from a music concert organised to provide financial assistance to a long-serving Sri Lankan music teacher at Iskandhar school.

The funds were raised by Iskandhar school to finance the cancer treatment of Visaka Pahathkumbura, who taught music at the school for 30 years and retired last December.

Deputy Principal Ahmed Mausoom told newspaper Haveeru last week that a total of MVR121,000 was raised from other fund raising activities and the music show, which was organised jointly by the school and its Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

The school’s principal and deputy president of the PTA left for Sri Lanka on Thursday to hand over the funds to ‘Visaka Miss.’