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Uniqueness of "Paynter Home"

The Homes currently has 35 children and around 8 staff. Children range from 3 to 20 years. The number of children is usually between 35 to 40. They attend four different schools, The Paynter Memorial, Good Rest Convent, St. X'viour's College and Lyceum (originally 'John Knox'). Children below the ages of 5, attend MENCAPFE pre-school. Their medium of language is in Tamil, Sinhala and English. We receive children through the department of Probation and Child Care, The Courts, church organizations and recommended individuals.
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Great was his achievement the founder of the Paynter Home

ARNOLD Paynter, the founder of the Nuwara Eliya children's Home is no more. The inspiring story of this courageous man is worth recording. The Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Paynter had four children Ada (Mrs. Martyn Greet), Arnold, David and Eva (Mrs. Eton Darling). The Rev. Paynter died in the mission colony in the Himalayas and Mrs. Paynter passed away in Ceylon at the age of 99.
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The Paynter Memorial School

The school was an inextricable part of the home. It was English medium and had committed teachers driven by ideals and vision, and consequently by the late 40s onwards the school began to attract fee paying day scholars from Nuwara Eliya town.
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