It’s no secret that computer literacy is fast becoming a basic necessary skill in almost all of today’s industries. Not only is it a means to enhance the productivity within organizations, the seemingly limitless amount of information on the internet has literally left us with the world at our fingertips.
Education itself is at a shift; now it’s not about how much you know, but rather how well you can find the answers. Information and access to information has become the focal point.
Unfortunately many of our Sri Lankan youth do not have access to such sources. Due to financial constraints at their schools, young Sri Lankan’s are growing up in the shadow of such economic depravity; limited resources means limited opportunities when they grow older.
The purpose of Hanthana Schools project is simple. We want to operate a fully functional computer laboratory at every school in Sri Lanka. It is ambitious, but our aspirations hardly measure against the young school kids of today. If it is one thing that is embedded into Sri Lankan culture it is the desire to learn; there will never be a shortage of curiosity and enthusiasm in the children of today’s schools.
We at Hanthana would like you to be apart of what we are trying to achieve. Hanthana is an open source software ( www.hanthana.org )dedicated to bridging the gap between computers, afforability and local language and has been well received across many rural schools in Sri Lanka. To find out more about how the Hanthana project has been making a difference please visit blog.hanthana.org
We are driven and always will be driven by community with the fundamental idea that information should always be shared. Hanthana Schools Labs project is purely a non profit organization and we rely solely on the community who help us in our attempt to achieve our goals.
To find out more on how you can be apart of the community please send us an email on email@example.com.