The students of the Welioya Ethawatunuwewa Vidyalaya in the Anuradhapura district were recently gifted with a much looked forward to IT lab and were connected to the worldwide web by Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) as part of its flagship CSR project – ‘CDB Pariganaka Piyasa’.
In consultation with the Ministry of Education, CDB dedicated this Rs. 01Mn state-of-the-art IT lab to the school’s present and future generations at a simple ceremony presided over by CDB’s Executive Director / Chief Credit Officer Sasindra Munasinghe, senior officials of CDB, Principal N.W. Ramanayake, students, parents and well-wishers in Ethawatunuwewa.
The IT lab accommodates 12 students at a sitting. The LAN accessed and networked lab is fully equipped with HP branded computers, LCD monitors, printer, scanner, internet facilities and the required furniture.
“The primary reason for this project is to give less-privileged schools in rural areas fast and easy access to information technology. This way we can launch students into a future which is driven by technological innovation”, CDB’s CCO Sasindra Munasinghe told the students. “We have already connected the students of the Kirindiwela Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya off Gampaha, Nedigamvila Kanishta Vidyalaya off Thissamaharama and the Navatkuli Maha Vidyalayam off Jaffna. I’m proud to say they are already reaping the benefits of IT skills. These are pre-requisites for modern day success. Knowledge and IT skills are the foundation of every individual’s personal advancement in the sphere of education and employment. It is therefore an area of expertise which should be available to all students in all parts of Sri Lanka”.
Thanking CDB for this donation, Principal of the Ethawatunuwewa Vidyalaya N.W. Ramanayake said that although education today is being driven by technology, his school’s children were deprived of these facilities for a long time. “I proudly say that this gift will undoubtedly help develop IT literacy among our children and thereby help them to respond to challenges confidently. Not only is this a blessing to our school, but also to our entire community. We are deeply grateful to CDB for this initiative and pray that this project goes from strength to strength. This will enable more under privileged communities in our country to benefit from the massive advances made in the field of Information Technology”, he added.
Speaking on behalf of the school’s 269 student population, 14 year old Haseera Janani said, “Now that CDB has given us an IT lab, my classmates and I have a new and exciting world opened to us. We’re thrilled that we have access to greater information. This will help us to further improve our understanding of other subjects as well, thereby making a big difference in our education.”
As part of its national drive to increase IT literacy, CDB plans to carry out more projects of this nature in other parts of the country. This framework is reinforced by CDB’s vision to uplift the living standards of all citizens in Sri Lanka.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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