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
When opportunity calls there lies no barriers!
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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It was 3rd Annual Awarding ceremony of Sarvodaya-Fusion Grassroots Partners!
Usually we will have our Fusion family gathering once a year. This time it was at Waters Edge Battramulla. This event provides a space for our grassroots organizations/partners to build relationships, share best practices, and identify opportunities for collaborative actions. And of course we all get out of our busy life and enjoy those memorable moments.
Congratulations to all our Winners:
Ms. Shama Gunethilake who won the Air ticket to Malyasia as a best performer in Super premium category.
Mr. Damith Abeysinghe who won the LED Smart TV for overall achievement – Fusion Education and Fusion Education Academy.
Ms. Krishanthi Jayalath who won the five stars hotel full board accommodation as a best performer in Premium Category.
Mr. Sunth Chaminda who won the five stars hotel full board accommodation as a best performer in Premium Category.
Ms. Dilani Wijesinghe and Mr. Rasika Wijesinghe won the industrial fan as a best performer in Good Category.
Mr. Tissa Udugama who won the industrial fan as a best performer in Good Category.
Mr. Damith Rathnasekara and Ms. Sepalika Rathnasekara won industrial fan as a best achiever – CISCO Networking Academy – Get Connected Product.
Mr. Lasantha Jayasekara who won the industrial fan as a best achiever – Microsoft Imagine Academy.
Also we would like to thanks to our partners and friends who joined us at the Annual Awarding ceremony and also special thanks to Prof. Rohan Samarajiva (Chairman ICTA, Chairman LIRNEasia, Board Member Sarvodaya-Fusion) for enlightened the forum as the Chief guest
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense.
To address these disaster risks, Sarvodaya Fusion and Sri Lanka School Of Journalism together organized an evidence based reporting workshop to empower regional journalist in Badulla / Kandy / Monaragala / Nuwara-eliya districts.
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Ms Anoja Seneviratne, Director Mitigation, Disaster Management Centre
Mr. Chandradasa, Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
Mr.Shan Wijetunga – Director, Sri Lankan School Of Journalism
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Orientation program to lay a foundation for the future generation to be mindful and to be sensitive to environment and disaster data in order to preserve the environment and reduction of the disaster impacts in Sri Lanka held at Waters Edge – Sri Lanka with 36 School Principals & Disaster Management Coordinators representing Badulla, Matale, Ratnapura and Gampaha districts.
Do you want to know more about the project? Visit http://datasmart.lk and get in touch with us on our facebook page FB/Sarvodaya.Fusion
Names of the people on the pictures: Mr. A.S. Hewage – Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr.B.A.W.R. Padmashantha – Assistant Director, Co-curricular activities, Ministry of Education, Mr. Nalaka Priyashantha, Director – Planning, Ministry of Disaster Management, Mr. Sunil Jayaweera- Director- Preparedness Planning, Disaster Management Centre