Wed, 14 Apr 2021 Today's Paper

CDB continues to enhance country’s IT literacy

9 May 2016 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Laginagala Kanishta Vidyalaya in Monaragala is now poised to give its students a crucial step up in Information Technology (IT) literacy with the gift of an IT laboratory by Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB), which donated its ninth IT laboratory under its flagship ‘Pariganaka Piyasa’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. 


With a total investment of Rs. 13.2 million invested thus far in this initiative, CDB has been presenting IT laboratories to difficult and disadvantaged schools around the island with the objective of ensuring that technology is accessible equally to young people, equipping them with skills and knowledge to prepare them for the challenges of the future.


Laginagala Kanishta Vidyalaya Principal Y.K.A. Nimal Chandrasiri commended CDB for its initiative, stating, “The students of this school are now looking at new horizons because of this gift that has been given to them. The gift of knowledge is one that cannot be valued or quantified. With CDB presenting this gift of knowledge to our school, it is inevitable that the knowledge they gain through technology will permeate to others around them and eventually to our community. This will serve to uplift not just our students but the entire community, empowering all of us to contribute to the larger development strategy of the country.”


The state-of-the-art IT laboratory is equipped with HP computers, LCD monitors, printers, stationery, scanners, computer tables, chairs and other vital infrastructure including Internet facilities. Presenting the IT laboratory to the school, Senior DGM IT and E-Commerce Imdaad Naguib was strong in his belief that CDB has a bounden responsibility to empower the people of this country.  


“Our brand of CSR is about sustainable empowerment and knowledge permeation is one such initiative.  Technology opens doors to manifold opportunities and these are the portals we want to open up to young people.  When we first mooted Pariganaka Piyasa, the entire aim was meant to enhance IT literacy among our rural youth but in the manifestation of this initiative, we have found that the benefits are much more. It broadens mindset, presents survival tools and opens career opportunities that may have hitherto not had any potential for these young people. As a responsible corporate steward, we are pleased to be etching pathways that will place our young people at the top of their various careers, simply by giving them the vital roots of technology.”


For CDB, the Pariganaka Piyasa laboratory investments are an ongoing sustainability project that is integrated into the entity’s core CSR ethos. Aligned with the nation’s goal of improving IT literacy and positioning the country as a key BPO and technology hub in this region, CDB will continue to retain this macro focus of empowerment, presenting young people in Sri Lanka with diverse opportunities for competitive development.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Justice Delayed is Justice Denied!

Two years after the Easter Sunday carnage people are left with false hopes an

Cinematic links between director Lester and actor Gamini

Sinhala cinema’s pioneering director Lester James Peries is the Sri Lankan

Difficult to forgive Easter Sunday bombers: Brother of tourists killed in Sri Lanka

This year marks two years since the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka

All about the new variants of Covid-19

With the Sri Lankan government successfully completing the first phase of the

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.