ComBank donates another five fully-equipped IT labs

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The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has extended the reach of its national IT education initiative to encompass five more government teaching institutions to which the Bank, recently, donated fully-equipped IT labs, and where necessary and conducted building renovations.

The latest beneficiaries of the Bank’s flagship corporate social responsibility programme are the Kudagammana Maha Vidyalaya in Walpita, Karunarathna College in Kotadeniyawa, Thawalampitiya Maha Vidyalaya and Henepola Vidyaloka Vidyalaya in Mirigama, and the Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) in Rajagiriya.

The Bank’s donations included computers and chairs, printers and multimedia projectors. In addition, the Bank also invested in the renovation and expansion of the existing IT lab facilities at some of these institutions.

While the schools cater to students from Grades 1 to 13 and require IT labs to teach ICT, which is a compulsory subject in the curriculum, the VTA needed 10 new computers to ensure the continuation of the twice-weekly computer courses, currently conducted for 30 students.

Besides, steadfastly continuing with the donation of fully-equipped IT labs, the Bank, which is one of the largest contributors towards IT education in Sri Lanka, also supported a project to set up 100 classrooms that focus on the STEM subjects and is funding projects to set up math labs in schools and to enhance vocational training opportunities for students that do not qualify for higher education.