Khairya Muslim Girls School, located in Dematagoda Road, Colombo 9 was blessed with a new and magnificent four-storey building, which was officially opened by the donor Al-Haj Z.A.M. Refai on 11th April 2016.
The opening ceremony was well attendedand the auditorium was filled to capacity. The dignitaries present included the family members of Al-Haj Z.A.M. Refai,Hon. Minister Al-Haj A.H.M. Fowzie, Hon. Minister Al Haj Rauff Hakeem, Hon. Mujibur Rahman MP, Hon.Chief Minister Mr. Isura Devapriya, Hon. Minister Mr. Ranjith Somawansa, Provincial Council Members, Ministry officials, well-wishers, parents, teachers and students.
The guests were greeted by the Principal and the staff at the Moors’ Islamic Cultural Home premises, and were taken in a procession through Dematagoda Road to the Khairiya Muslim Girls School led by the school band, to declare open the new four-storey ZAM BUILDING. The national and school flags were hoisted by the Chief Guest and a Plaque was unveiled.
The function started with the reading of a passage from the Holy Quran with the English translation, followed by the National Anthem and the School Song. The Principal welcomed the guests and thanked the donor profusely for donating the four-storey building which will significantly ease the limitation of space for students.She promised to improve the performance of the students with her dedicated team of teachers, the dynamic Old Girls’Association and the support by the parents.
All the speakers praised Al Haj Z.A.M. Refai for building schools not only in Colombo but in many parts of the Island single handedly, and the interest he is taking to promote education and helping the needy in every way.
The construction of the building started two years ago by the then Minister of Economic Affairs, Hon. Basil Rajapakseby laying the Foundation Stone. But the foundation itself took much longer than usual due to the high water table and unsuitable soil. This had to be completely removed and refilled with quarry fine stones without pumping out the water. This method was utilized to prevent any damage to adjoining properties. The building has 21 class rooms, an auditorium, laboratory and a computer section. The roof top can accommodate a net ball court which will be provided by the Government as promised by the Minister of education.
The function concluded with supplication to Almighty Allah followed by refreshments.