Computer skills for 100 Sri Lankan students

by Horizon Lanka Foundation

Summary

Lessons in computer programming and English fluency were previously unavailable to schoolchildren in rural Mahavilachchiya. Training gives them the opportunity to bring their families out of poverty.
$37,000
total goal
$28,157
remaining
101
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

In rural Sri Lanka, most families rely on agricultural work, leaving them vulnerable to market fluctuations, natural disasters like the tsunami, and abject poverty. Students of Horizon work to gain marketable skills they can use to increase their college eligibility and capture off-shore employment. They are then able to earn more than was ever possible in their agricultural community, elevating not only their own financial prospects, but also those of the entire village.

Solution

Horizon teaches English and computer skills, but also organizes projects for students to actuate their learning. One major venture is creating online lessons to get students generating income and to disperse teachings to other Sri Lankan students.

Long-Term Impact

The goal is a replicable model of the school so that national and international students may benefit from a program that delivers an otherwise unattainable education. Entire communities will be elevated by the financial prosperity of the students.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.horizonlanka.net/​
Microshcolarship donation for students
Digital Butterflies peer-to-peer learning
The first model eVillage in Sri Lanka

Organization Information

Horizon Lanka Foundation

Location: Anuradhapura, North Central Provin - Sri Lanka
Website: http:/​/​www.horizonlanka.net/​
Horizon Lanka Foundation
Project Leader:
Nandasiri Wanninayaka
Chief Executive Officer
Anuradhapura, North Central Province Sri Lanka

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