Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hingurukaduwa Nenasala

Blog posted by Lak Aruna – Hingurukaduwa Nenasala.

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·         Posted by Chamath Nimantha on February 28, 2013 at 12:46pm
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Hingurukaduwa is a beautiful small village situated in the eastern foothills of the Namunukula mountain range in Uva province of Sri Lanka. LakAruna was formed in 2002 with the main objective of introducing computer technology to the people of this village as a means of acquiring education and knowledge to improve their ways of living. From a single computer with no internet connection and a bunch of curious little faces flocking around it, who have never seen a computer before in their lives, we have come a long way, overcoming many challenges along the way.
web site showcases how effectively these children from a rural setting have taken up the challenges in embracing new technology.
Especially English not being the native language, students had special emphasis on improving their English skills. As a result, English knowledge of the students have increased to a level not seen in this village before.  Today our organization is assisting students with their math & science education as well. We hope to introduce e-leaning techniques to further enhance this process 
Our vision for the future is to further evolve our Technological education program around marketable skills while introducing a new sustainable employment model for the qualified students who do not manage to secure a place in a University. We think creating IT related employment in a rural village like ours would be an immense strength to the economy of the village as well as the future IT education of the younger generation.

Nenasala TeleCentre - 2007
We were provided Nenasala TeleCentre by Information Communication Agancy Of Sri Lanka. It was the turning point of our organization. Through this project we could obtain internet faccilities at the first time. Through this project we have beeing providing great servise to our community.

There were many individuals and organizations locally and internationally that helped us in this difficult journey. Lak Saviya Australia has donated Rs. 5 Million to build a new educational center with state of the art computers and a dormitory for volunteers. We sincerely thank all our well-wishers for their kind support and encouragement.  We hope we will continue to get your support in future.

Helping Village Youth and older communities
We trained few people from the village to use computers and Internet to be used in their current jobs. 

Enabling surrounding villages with small Telecenters
We have helped to establish two more IT centers, one at Miyanakandura Ethpattiya and another at Lunugala colony, which are about 15 km away from our village. ICTA provided the necessary funding for these centers and we initiated the process and helped them to get setup using our expertise.
e - Learning Activities
We use e-learning techniques extensively for English education programs at Lak Aruna. While deploying these methods at our center, we are also actively involved in improving and developing new e-learning tools and methods, which would benefit the education system as a whole. According to our experience, e-learning is a highly effective way of transferring knowledge to rural areas equipped with computer facilities.
Volunteer Suport
Lak Aruna Telecentre is having enough opportunity to get volunteers suport.
Specialy members of Lak Aruna expect enhanse their english knowladge through this volunteer service.
A Great opportunity for two of our elder members
Members who leaving school are receiving a great opportunity to undergo training at an Internationally reputed IT company in Colombo.
They're professional training has enabled them to be contributing members of the many IT projects that the company undertakes.
During their training period with the company they were provided with accommodation and access to fun team building activities with the employees. As a rural students they highly appreciate the opportunity. At LakAruna we are very
Students who are having training hope to form a online working center ( BPO ) at our village after completing this training.
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Nenasala Team Wishing you all the best & Good Luck ... !

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