BENEFITING: Bodhi Lanka Foundation
The Bodhi Lanka Foundation's mission is to provide sustainable solutions to the problems of underserved communities in Sri Lanka. Our main focus is technology and ICT (information and communications technology) but we also plan to expand into education and employment.
Our partner organzaton, the Mithuru Mithuro Movement (http://mithurumithuro.net16.net/), reforms and rehabilitates youth drug addicts throughout rural Sri Lanka. We plan to build a 15-computer lab at the Pelmadulla center to train interested patients in computer programming. The goal will be to equip the patients with enough coding knowledge to prepare them for employment when released from the program. In developing a sustainable model, we want to create a system where patients train other patients. This will require willing volunteers who will both be able to teach current students and also train future teachers. The pilot program will employ a teacher from another partner organization, Lak Aruna (http://www.lakaruna.org/).