Beijing SL Embassy donates computers to University students | Daily News

Beijing SL Embassy donates computers to University students

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing, with the cooperation of the University Grants Commission will donate 50 LENOVO computers to a group of university students who had shown excellent academic performance at the G.C.E. A/L under the “One Laptop One Dream” programme conducted by the South-South Education Foundation (SSEF) based in Hong Kong.

The donation ceremony was held yesterday at the University Grants Commission Auditorium with the participation of Foreign Affairs Minister Thilak Marapana and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella. Deputy Director General of the South-South Education Foundation, Jenny Zhen Yao attended the ceremony representing Hong Kong.

This donation is a result of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the “One Laptop One Dream” Computer Donation initiative on December 12, 2016 in Hong Kong by Vice President and Director General of South-South Education Foundation (SSEF) Dr. Zhong Wu and Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Beijing Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku.

R.M. Saumya Udeshika was included to the list of students receiving computers, having gained admission to enter University from Kotamuduna Maha Vidyalaya, Moneragala after her story was highlighted by the media.

South-South Education Foundation (SSEF) is a public education charity foundation with the purpose of contributing to sustainable development through education and cultural exchange.

The Embassy is in the process of establishing contacts with the funding organizations to uplift the education sector of Sri Lanka.



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