Friday, October 20, 2006

Computer Resource Centers in Akkaraipattu

The two Computer Resource Centres in the purview of the Akkaraipattu Zonal Education Office that were affected by the tsunami will be reconstructed with modern equipment funded by the OTI Sri Lanka Program of USAID. These centres are to be housed on the sites of Akkaraipattu ZDE’s Office and Thirukkovil DEO’s Office at a cost of about Rs.15 million. They will provide knowledge to those who wish to develop their computer literacy, especially people who are finished school and are having difficulty finding jobs. Computer training, an Internet Cafe, and other facilities will be made available here for those involved in the courses.

A simple ceremony was presided over by Zonal Director of Education ULM Hashim to mark the foundation stone for the Akkaraipoattu Computer Resource Centre. The event was attended by USAID’ s Regional Program Manager Bill Barkle, Grant Specialist Ruwan Fernando, Senior Assistant Secretary to the NEP Ministry of Education T.Ponnambalam, the Officer in-charge of the Computer Centre M.A.Uthumalebbe, and several others.