Asini Kodikara, Secretary for IEEE University of Moratuwa PES Student Chapter
Gammeddata IEEE Api (IEEE for the Countryside)
Gammeddata IEEE Api (IEEE for the Countryside) is an initiative by the IEEE University of Moratuwa PES Student Chapter in collaboration with the IAS and RAS Student Chapters along with the IEEE University of Moratuwa Student Branch. The project was organized with the intention of lending a helping hand to school children from rural areas on technology and robotics.
In Phase 1 of the project, a Robotics Workshop targeting school students was successfully held on 11th January 2020 from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Anuradhapura Central College, Sri Lanka with the attendance of over 50 students. Among the beneficiaries were students who had never used a computer before. The feedback from students, teachers and parents provide evidence that the program was able to make a profound impact and provide a source of inspiration to all students to achieve greater heights despite their backgrounds.