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94 IT students complete Projects Abroad computer course in Sri Lanka

Shyamalee presenting certificates

Projects Abroad are thrilled that last month nearly 100 children completed a three month-long computer training course at Mawala IT Centre. To celebrate their achievement a presentation ceremony was held, with certificates awarded by Projects Abroad - Sri Lanka director, Shyamalee Wijesinghe.

The IT Centre is run by Projects Abroad to offer less fortunate children in the area free IT tuition. Work at the IT Centre is going from strength to strength with about 120 children currently attending computer classes.

"Working in the IT Centre in Mawala I was able to aid the teaching of computer skills by helping students during practical activities, plus throughout the course of my placement I took onboard other projects such as IT centre

Lee Mallon, who volunteered recently at the IT Centre, tells us:

creating learning materials, worksheets and a student database system.

During my stay I saw how much the IT Centre is giving to the students and how so many more children in the area could benefit from these skills. Therefore when I return to the UK I plan on holding many fundraising events to extend the current IT Centre by adding a new computer room, English teaching room and library area."

True to his word, Lee is now back in the UK and raising Lee at IT centre money for the IT Centre. For more information check out his website at www.iwantsomethingdifferent.com

More volunteers are needed on this project as it continues to expand and to give more local children the chance to participate. One child, Amali Wathsala, who attended the course last month wrote in her thank you letter, "The important thing is this computer course don't charge the children. That is good chance for the poor children."

Please let us know if you'd like to get involved and help more children improve their prospects.

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