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Thinking about higher education?

Sri Lanka’s premier conference for after A/L and and current A/L students endorsed by the Ministry of Education. SL2College Voices 2014.

Entrance Free.

“Voices 2014” is a one-day undergraduate conference organized by Sl2college, a volunteer-driven non profit organization devoted to improving Sri Lanka‘s knowledge capital pool. The goal of this conference is to create a forum to share information on undergraduate education opportunities in Sri Lanka and abroad.

The distinguished speakers include Professor Mohan Munasinghe (Nobel Laureate and Founder and Chairman of the Munasighe Institute of Development), Dr. Nihal Somaratne (Senior Lecturer of Department of Civil Engineering – Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya) and recent graduates from several local universities.

Furthermore, representatives from educational institutes such as The Fulbright Program and Australian Trade Commission will also attend this conference.

Reserve your seats through www.sl2college.org/conference  or call Marlene 077 383 3804

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Date: Sunday: 5th of October

Time: 8.15am to 4.00pm

Venue: New Arts Theatre, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

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FUTURES is a platform for social innovation which brings together selected group of people representing the private sector, public sector, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and consumers to develop innovative ideas for products, services, business models and policies that address emerging social issues and needs in Sri Lanka. The social sectors in focus for this year (2014) are:

  • EDUCATION
  • HEALTH
  • WATER

More info on the Event can be accessed here and here as well.

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Sarvodaya Fusion and Fusion Education are two not-for-profit social enterprises which focus on providing education facilities  and IT education to the students as well as the general public in rural areas.

Fusion Awards 2013, which would take place for the 4th consecutive year, will award Entrepreneurs this time to encourage and to felicitate them as well.

Mr. Isura Silva, Manager of Sarvodaya Fusion said “It is this potential that we seek to boost up through the awards. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students from poor and rural backgrounds and communities to experience a traditional graduation event. The ceremony will see proud tears of parents and joyous laughter of students. “

diGIT is extremely proud to be the Online Media Partner for Fusion Awards 2013. We will be bringing a live blog and tweets from the awards ceremony scheduled for 6th January 2014 for those who want to keep tab on the event proceedings.

Check out the Highlights of Fusion Awards 2011.

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Mr. Kapila Chandrasena, CEO, Mobitel [extreme left] and Mr. S.M. Gotabaya Jayarathne, Secretary, Ministry of Education [extreme right] exchanging the agreements. Hon. Bandula Gunawardana, Minister of Education [2nd from left] and Hon. Mohan Lal Grero, Monitoring MP – Education, Ministry of Education [2nd from right] are also pictured here.

Thursday, 4th July 2013, Colombo: The National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel announced a partnership with the Ministry of Education in supporting the Mahindodaya Scholarship Programme.

Keep in line with His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s vision to bridge the digital divide in the country, Mobitel as one of the leading communication service providers in the industry has always stood at the forefront of introducing cutting-edge technology to support this cause. The most recent introduction of the Vidunena eLearning curriculum where students and teachers can gain access to interactive educational video content is one of the most advanced programmes introduced to support the education system in Sri Lanka. The iCard project introduced recently is also one that works on the latest NFC technology and not only provides security to students, but also aids in a cashless payment methodology as well as towards efficient and productive administration of schools. In addition, the long term partnerships that have been maintained with the University of Colombo and the Univeristy of Kelaniya to spearhead projects such as internships, research laboratories, project management curriculums and the introduction of the Master of Business course via m-Learning further re-enforces Mobitel’s commitment towards uplifting the education sector in Sri Lanka through the use of ICT.

Commenting on the partnership, Hon. Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Education said, “The Mahindodaya Scholarship Fund is a concept of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to extend the highest quality in educational opportunities to rural and urban school children alike. We, at the Ministry of Education are pleased to partner with Mobitel to support this national endeavour. Mobitel being the National Mobile Service Provider has time and again proved its commitment towards the development of the country. This new alliance we have formed is yet another effort taken by them, and I applaud Mobitel for continuing to take such an active role in assisting the education sector of the country. The Mahindodaya Scholarship Fund which was launched recently was mooted on behalf of the education of children. Mobitel’s involvement towards this fund is certainly a welcome move and we look forward to more rich partnerships with them.

Explaining Mobitel’s commitment towards developing an education-rich Sri Lanka Mr. Kapila Chandrasena, CEO, Mobitel said, “As the National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel continues to implement new initiatives in a bid to uplift the country’s ICT sector. We have worked closely with the Ministry of Education on several projects in the past and are happy to have joined in the Mahindodaya Scholarship Fund under the guidance of Hon. Minister of Education – Bandula Gunawardena. I must extend my gratitude towards Minister Gunawardena and his team for the support extended to us in realising this project.”