Educate to Innovate is one of the main programme initiated by Information Communication Technology Agency of Sr Lanka (ICTA) with the aim of transforming the pedagogical approach existing in the education system at present. Educate to Innovate has successfully completed its second programme for Western Province benefiting 265 government school teachers.
Out of the inquiries ICTA received from the teachers the very first session was held at C W W Kannangara Vidyalaya, Matugama. The session was on MakerSpaces for grade 1 students. The session had 160 kids and was facilitated by ICTA and Igniter Space with the help of 10 teachers and parents.
The kids were so impressed to create their very first car with the maker kits offered by ICTA. The kids were so into details and was eagerly wanting more activities to be done. The session was in a great success and ICTA received many good feedback from the kids, teachers and the parents.
ICTA is planning to address all the quires gathered from the schools in collaboration with the industry volunteers who want to take part in. Further it was decided too form a club for teachers who can always be in the loop with ICTA who will the key drivers to get this to the entire nation.