Sri Lanka Telecom inaugurated the ‘CoderDojo @ SLT’ Coding and Digital making clubs with the objective of contributing towards a advanced national economy driven through technological innovations by expanding ICT learning opportunities across the country.
The programme is scheduled to be initiated based on the Welisara SLT Training Center and then expand to all SLT training centers and SLT Regional Offices. SLT is conducting this programme to cultivate innovative educational culture and it’s absolutely free.
The programme was inaugurated with the participation of a considerable gathering including school children from age 10 to 17 featuring practical sessions and all the students were provided with certificates for participation. The programme is scheduled to continue for ten more programmes at Welisara and the relevant information including the dates will be announced on social media channels of Sri Lanka Telecom and CoderDojo Sri Lanka. As the second step, this programme was conducted at the SLT Regional Office in Peradeniya.
SLT has built a collaboration with STEMUP Educational Foundation in Sri Lanka, which is a non-profit volunteer based organization to conduct the CoderDojo skill development programmes with SLT.
The ‘CoderDojo@SLT’ Coding and Digital making clubs are based on the ‘4Cs concept’, which is essential for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) emphasizing critical thinking capabilities, creativity, collaboration and communication