e-Education and Learning, Finalists 2012
Champs21.com is a program which has already established itself as the pioneer of online education in Bangladesh. After its launching in October 2010, Champs21.com hasbeen catering to both Bangla and English medium students, primarily offering self-assessment tests to assess students’ own strengths and weaknesses in mathematics andother sciences with the goal to build a stronger academic foundation. It also enablesstudents to brush up their ‘beyond-textbook’ learning in both Bangla and English languages. The inception of Champs21 is multi-aimed. First it is supposed to bring aboutfun, excitement and enjoyment for learning. Secondly it intends to open up the worldof internet as a ‘huge free knowledge bank’to students in order to bridge the resourcedivide.
The Web School is a very ambitious project which aims at turning Sri Lanka into a country with equal access to high quality education to enable people to turn their ambition into reality aided by connectivity and knowledge without barriers. The vision of the initiative is to bridge the digital divide by making internet accessible to every child in the country and train teachers with the goal to enrich their IT knowledge through the use of the internet. The process will facilitate the upgrading of standards of education at underprivileged schools and support the uplifting in quality standards in the overall educationsystem in Sri Lanka. The project is a tri-party national initiative with the involvement ofthe Ministry of Education and the State Trading Corporation, Etisalat Lanka (pvt) Ltd.