Free and Open Source Software awareness lecture series organized by ICTA and Hanthana Linux community in line with Deyata Kirula 2012 education and trade exhibition was conducted ICTA stall on 7th and 8th of February.
A gift from the ICTA
A lot of people participated at this event and the feedback was highly positive.
Participants consisted of students, teachers, parents and employees from the government and private sectors.
During the session, teachers got the chance to do a short lessons to their students using the education software in Hanthana Linux. At that point teachers were successful in getting used to the software during a short period of time of like 2 minutes and conducting the lesson to their students.
A school teacher (who visit the ICTA stall) conducting a small session on chemistry using Kalzium application to the audience
ICTA presented the students with prizes like shool bags and pens and refreshments were offered . Further, ICTA distrubuted the Hanthana Linux 15.5 LiveDVD free of charge.
Although it was scheduled to conduct only three sessions a day, a new session had to be started just after a session driven by the enthusiasm of the students and parents on Free and Open Source Software awareness lecture series.
Two winner of the TuxMath game (a mathematical game)
Information Technology Branch of Ministry of Education also in their stall introduced Free and Open Source Software for the second time throughout the exhibition.
Hanthana community pays the gratitude to Mr. Bandula Ranathunga who supported at the very first step to join Deyata Kirula exhibition, Ministry of Information Technology, team from ICTA, Mr. Athula Pushpakumara, Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Mr. Mahesh Kuragama, Mr. Priyanka without whom this won't be a reality and finally to Mr. Sujith Jayasooriya who coordinated and supported Hanthana community.
No matter its day or night.. all the FOSS sessions flooded by the parents, kids, etc