Facebook and Sarvodaya Fusion launch Digital Inclusion Program for Sri Lankan students

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Facebook launched a Digital Literacy Program to provide 20,000 Sri Lankan schools and universities with technology skills training over a 1-year period. The program will be done in collaboration with local organization Sarvodaya Fusion through its “IT Yahamaga” program in Sinhala and Tamil.

Students benefiting from the Digital Literacy Program will be located across different communities, including Colombo, Jaffna, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Matara, Hambantota, Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya, Monaragala, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Ratnapura. Contents of the training will include internet safety, critical thinking, identifying online credible information and embracing empathy as a key value to improve online interaction.

According to Maithree Malwattegoda, General Manager for Sarvodaya Fusion, “It is important that we make sure that we are putting the right intervention to address the responsible usage of internet…. we will work together towards maximizing the potential of the internet for the benefit of young people in Sri Lanka.”

Source: Daily Mirror