The gap between the Sri Lankan state school education system and the IT industry is growing wider and wider day by day. In order to bridge this gap, a national policy has been made to integrate ICT education to school education curriculum since the year 2006.
But the Sri Lanka govenment has only been able to cover 50% of the school around the country with ICT facilities where as the rest are compelled to learn ICT using printed textbooks.
Who are we?
We are a growing community of dedicated members, including but not limited to IT and related industry professionals, teachers, academics and undergraduates. We have members from every background, gender and religion coming from different parts of Sri Lanka who are scattered throughout the world.
What we mainly target to accomplish in Mahawilachchiya as our pilot project
Dunumadalawa Secondary Junior School Project
This school has 250 students with 20 students in grade 11, which is the highest grade offered. There is a computer lab in this school, initiated during the 2009 Dayata Kirula program
Gamini Vidyalaya Project
This school has 132 students with 12 students in Grade 11 which is the highest level of education offered. Once again, students need to be given access to IT education starting at lower grades since they drop out in intermediate grades.