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Sri Lanka Bags International Access to Learning Award
Nenasala Project; Key Strategy for developing connectivity and know how in ICT sector of the rural areas in Sri Lanka wins International Access to Learning Award for this year. Competing with 150 same projects in 110 countries worldwide.
The Award was offered by Director Deborah Jacobs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Washington DC, on 18th August 2014 in Lyon, France to the Hon. Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology of Sri Lanka.
Main objective of the Nenasala Programme is to creating free of access to the rural people through internet and e-mail, 795 Nenasala centers has been established all over the country by the project.
Nenasala has facilitates to increase Sri Lanka’s computer usage and IT Literacy rate from below 10 percent in 2004 to almost 40 percent today. The GoSL’s Goal is to achieve IT Literacy rate up to 75% by 2016.
Under purview of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology one million US dollar has awarded to the project. In addition to that software products worth US Dollar one million has been offered with the award. Get More Details...
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