Sarvodaya-Fusion is a not-for-profit social enterprise, with the mission of bringing digital access, digital literacy and digital benefits , to every person in Sri Lanka.
ICT for Development (ICT4D) is our passion. Working with telecentres, mobile phones & smart devices (Android phones and tablets), we build cross cutting programs in the sectors of education, agriculture, micro-finance, youth & women empowerment.
We are operating as a specialized program of Sarvodaya, the 57-year-old national charity. Our evolution begins with the pioneering telecentre efforts at a rural town of Kahawatte, Rathnapura in 1997. As a response to the emerging ICT sector opportunities and demands, Sarvodaya-Fusion was formed in 2006 as a specialized arm of Sarvodaya. Since then Fusion has formed alliances with government institutions, private sector and donor institutions at formulating and delivering its programs, all across the country. We have expanded our work to South Asia region in 2013.
1997 – 2003:
- Telecentres to promote IT accessibility
- Village Information Centres (VIC) to mobilise information to rural communities
- Mobile ICT facility to promote ICT awareness among rural poverty pockets
- Learning Resource Center (LRC) to develop IT literacy
- Kid-Smart program to integrate ICT with pre-school education
2004 – 2006
- Telecentre family to network over 400 Nenasala (telecentres sponsored by ICTA)
- Virtual-Villages to research on adaptability of WiFi technologies to rural communities
- Distance Learning Centers to provide state-of-the art ICT facilities to rural youth
- Hazard Information Hub for disaster warning.
2006 – 2013
- Fusion Education an ICT education package to sustain telecentres
- FarmerNet a pioneering mobile4D product (prototype) to promote rural farmer trading (for Micro-entrepreneurs)
- SmartVillage to introduce Android Smart Phones to rural communities
- Android Village Hubs to introduce Android Tabs and promote social media application for development.