By Harshana Sellahewa
Third Space Global, a UK-based company, opened its new regional headquarters at Orion City recently to enhance the online learning experience for school children by recruiting young and intelligent Sri Lankans, who are required to undergo an intensive training programme on the newest teaching techniques.
Having begun operations in September 2015, the company is headed by British-born Sri Lankan, Third Space Global CEO Roshan Nilaweera. Third Space Learning, the brainchild of Founder/CEO Tom Hooper, is the parent company of Third Space Global. Nilaweera was joined by Hooper to officially open the new regional headquarters for Third Space Global.
“We take our responsibility of being here in Sri Lanka very seriously. Over the next 18 to 24 months we will be on track to increase our export revenue, but also we feel that there is a duty for all companies to do their bit and this will be the expansion of our CSR eLearning hubs programme, which we’ve been running over the last six weeks, which I hope some of you will be able to learn a bit more in our showcase.
What we have been doing there is we have been inviting children to come into our office to use the computer facilities, to develop their independent thinking and learning skills, so that they are not just a consumer of the Internet, but they are leveraging the Internet to improve themselves,” stated Nilaweera at the launch.
He further said, “The rest of the world is developing in terms of education practices. We feel that there is an opportunity here for us to make a positive contribution to support that across the island.”
After the session, a showcase was hosted to give attendees the opportunity to get first-hand experience to see what the students of the UK experience with the sessions, learn about some of the global educational developments, understand career development opportunities and also to learn about some of the CSR programmes underway.
Third Space Global aims to build an internationally recognised centre of excellence in online maths teaching and pupil development that would allow them to develop the best practices in training
Third Space Global is set to create a great working environment and training programme that would allow recruitment of the best maths teaching talent and develop them with international and local partners.