Dhammika Perera launches DP Education Coding and Robotics Campuses islandwide

The founder and chairman of DP Education, Dhammika Perera, opened the first DP Education Coding and Robotics Campus at Nenasarana Education Center in Katuwana, Nuwara Eliya on March 25. This facilitates online learning on coding and robotics education via DP Education Coding School and DP Education ICT Academy.

A press release said. ‘This coding and robotics campus results from 14 pilot coding school projects commissioned during the last five months in the following areas: Kataragama, Sella Kataragama, Tissamaharama, Debarawewa, Ambalangoda, Baddegama, Galle, Eheliyagoda, Anuradhapura, Welikanda, Dambana, Haputale, Mullaitivu, and Arugam Bay.

‘In supporting the vision of educating the children of Sri Lanka, the chief incumbent of Katuwana International Buddhist Center and the Director of Nenasarana Education Center in Nuwara Eliya, Venerable Galahitiyagoda Sumanarathana thero joins forces with DP Education to commence Nuwara Eliya’s first Coding and Robotics Campus that would cater to over 600 students. DP Education team donated computers and the required furniture for the new Coding and Robotics campus at Nenasarana Education Center. In addition, three digital classrooms for grades 1 to 13 were also donated under the DP Education Smart Classroom Project.

‘Within the next three years, 331 coding schools and robotics campuses of DP Education will be opened in all the divisional secretariats. By accommodating 500 students in one DP Education Coding and Robotics campus, over 165,000 students islandwide will get the opportunity to learn computer programming and robotics education free of charge. Seven thousand computers will be installed islandwide in all the 331 divisional secretariats to provide the opportunity for children and anyone interested in computer programming/robotics to visit any of the centers to learn. In addition, every center will be equipped with four educational robots to enhance their learning. Under the direction of Dhammika Perera, DP Education has begun the construction of Sri Lanka’s largest Robotic Lab in Homagama. This lab will be available for anybody to access and learn robotics-related education for free.

‘Through such initiatives, Dhammika Perera aspires to endow the future with globally competitive citizens equipped with digital skills that can successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century. Students will also have access to a variety of high-paying job fields, such as software development, software programming and data science, which are now in great demand.

Under the guidance of Dhammika Perera, chairman and founder of Dhammika and Priscilla Perera Foundation, creating a million Young Sri Lankan Coders has now become the main focus of the DP Education Coding School and DP Education Coding and Robotics campus. The aim of this initiative is to produce half a million young girl coders.’


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