DP Education to set up satellite campus teaching coding and robotics at every Divisional Secretariat level

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DP Education on Saturday announced plans to set up a satellite campus at each of the 331 Divisional Secretariat Divisions within three years encompassing 165,000 students.

On Saturday, DP Education opened the first “DP Coding School” and “DP Coding and Robotics Campus” affiliated in Nuwara Eliya.

The opening at Sri Seethavanarama, Badulla Road, Katuwana, Nuwara Eliya were following a successful pilot of 14 schools in Kataragama, Sella Kataragama, Tissamaharama, Debarawewa, Ambalantota, Baddegama, Galle, Eheliyagoda, Anuradhapura, Welikanda, Dambana, Haputale, Mullaitivu and Arugambe during the past five months.

The “DP Coding School” and “DP Coding and Robotics Campus” in each 331 Divisional Secretariat Division will cater to 500 students free of charge. Each Centre will have 21 computers or a 7,000 in total to facilitate the learning. Additionally four robots will be provided to each branch of “DP Coding and Robotics Campus” for the educational activities of its students.

DP Education is the education arm of the Dhammika and Priscilla Perera Foundation (DP Foundation) a not-for-profit organisation.

Any child who does not have a computer or internet facility can visit the “DP Coding and Robotics Campus” located in their local secretariat division.

In addition to this, Sri Lanka’s largest “Robotics Lab” institute is currently being built in Homagama, Colombo, and it is planned to provide free “Robotics” education to anyone interested in this field, including university students.