Microbit for Telecentre teachers

Microbit is a microprocessor introduced by BBC UK . It’s ease of use and online community support made it very popular in UK. Sarvodaya Fusion keeping in line with its mission just concluded the first ever Micro:bit Hackathon conducted in collaboration with Microsoft and micro:bit SLUG (Microbit Sri Lankan user group) recently to give a boost to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) educational initiatives in Sri Lanka. As it’s secondary step a workshop was organized for the teachers of grassroots Telecentres with the idea of enhancing the knowledge and exposure levels of rural students on latest technological advancements and know how.

It creates an equal platform for everyone alike as it provides opportunity while giving required digital access despite of social, geographical & economic barriers. Each Centre will be provided with a Micro:bit Kit free of charge by Sarvodaya-Fusion as an encouragement to exposing these grassroots Telecentres to latest technological devices and tools while engaging them in creating an innovative culture among their own student communities. This was organized as a one day workshop at the Hector Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute on 6th of August

Micro:bit Hackathon

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Sarvoday Fusion contributed to changing lives of so many young children opening up hundreds of young minds to the world of STEM & Innovation at the end of Hack:Bit 2018

With the aim of spreading awareness of the BBC Micro:bit, Micro:bit SLUG organized a micro:bit hackathon. Held on the 6th and 7th of July 2018 at Trace Expert City, the HackBit Micro:bit hackathon saw teams from 11 universities and 14 schools taking part.

The HackBit hackathon was initially announced by Micro:bit SLUG and opened it for idea submissions in January 2018. The hackathon received around 80 submissions from both School and University teams. Following that, the deadline for submissions came to a close in April 2018 and the submissions were sent to the first panel of judges. These comprised of 3 international judges and 3 local judges.

Based on the decisions of the judges, the top 25 ideas were selected to move on to the final round. In addition, Micro:bit SLUG also partnered with Sarvodaya Fusion to hold the final round of the competition under the support and guidance of Microsoft.

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