Dialog Axiata extends free broadband connectivity to all child development centers in Sri Lanka

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Dialog Axiata extends free broadband connectivity to all child development centers in Sri Lanka


Fri, Oct 1, 2021, 11:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 01, Colombo: Celebrating the World Children’s Day 2021, Dialog Axiata PLC, together with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services, extended free Broadband connectivity to all 379 child development centers island-wide.

Dialog has from inception leveraged the power of inclusive technology to provide access to Education for children and undertaken many investments to bring every Sri Lankan child closer to a good-quality educational experience. These investments include, among others Nenasa Digital Education platform connecting 2000 schools and over 1.6 Million homes with Nenasa educational television channels on Dialog TV and Dialog ViU mobile app, the Nenasa interactive smart phone app, the Nenasa Smart Schools digital transformation initiative and the Dialog Merit Scholarship program.

The proposed initiative connecting Child Development centers would facilitate access to quality education for 10,632 children at all the Child Development centers through the e-Thaksalawa education portal of the Ministry of Education.

Speaking on the initiative, Hon. Piyal Nishantha – State Minister of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services said, “We are grateful to Dialog for providing free connectivity to all Child Development centers in Sri Lanka, in support of our ‘Sisu Nena Pradeepa’ initiative, where 700 computers were also facilitated for this purpose by few other sponsors. Taking action to help realize every child’s right to education is the key to unlocking a better future for all. I believe it is the responsibility of all Sri Lankans to create fostering environments for these children so that they can thrive through quality education, and we are thankful to Dialog for enabling this initiative”.

Commenting, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “We are thankful to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services for inviting us to partner this initiative and further our mission of enabling equitable access to education for all.”

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