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Bridging the Digital Divide: Axiata Digital Labs and ADL Heartbeat Empower Students at the Kithulkote Maha Vidyalaya

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Axiata Digital Labs (ADL), a global technology hub known for delivering innovative and transformative solutions that accelerate digital transformation, carried out yet another noteworthy CSR initiative with ADL Heartbeat, the CSR arm of ADL aimed at reducing the digital divide. The initative involved revamping the computer lab at the Kithulkote Maha Vidyalaya in Thanamalwila, benefiting over 500 students. As part of the donation, ADL contributed ten computer stations that included IT equipment such as a monitor screen, keyboards, mouse pad and mouses. A projector screen, a projector, and speakers were also donated to further enhance the learning environment for the students and give them an opportunity to witness what the future holds.

The objective of this CSR initiative was to bridge the digital divide by providing students with access to modern technology and empowering them with the digital literacy skills they need, helping them join the digital revolution. By refurbishing the computer lab, ADL aims to equip the younger generation with the tools necessary to thrive in today’s digital world.

To commemorate the significant milestone, Thsushera Kawdawatta, Chief Executive Officer of ADL, accompanied the team, to inaugurate the newly revamped computer lab. The event was met with great excitement and appreciation from the school faculty, students and the local community. Addressing the significant milestone, Thushera Kawdawatta, Chief Executive Officer of ADL stated that “We are actively bridging the digital divide by empowering younger generations through the transformative power of technology. Our mission is to shape a future where everyone can thrive and contribute to a digitally inclusive society. Through strategic CSR initiatives like this, we have provided students with cutting-edge tools, enabling them to accelerate their learning and stay at the forefront of technological advancements. It fills me with immense pride to witness ADL’s unwavering commitment to opening doors to limitless possibilities for generations to come”.

Through this CSR endeavor, ADL reaffirms its commitment to making technology accessible and ensuring future generations have the resources they need to excel in an increasingly digital world. By investing in educational infrastructure and supporting schools like the Kithulkote Maha Vidyalaya, ADL remains dedicated to driving positive change and creating a more inclusive society.

About ADL Heartbeat

ADL Heartbeat is the corporate social responsibility arm of Axiata Digital Labs. The ADL Heartbeat initiative is committed to creating a positive impact in the communities where Axiata Digital Labs operates, through various social and environmental initiatives.

ADL Heartbeat partners with local NGOs, government agencies, and other stakeholders to implement its programs and initiatives to improve access to education, healthcare, and other essential services in underserved communities across Sri Lanka.

About Axiata Digital Labs

Founded in 2019, Axiata Digital Labs is an innovative software service provider offering telco-focused digital and IT services and solutions that enable individuals, enterprises, and society. With over 1300 professionals spread across 3 countries, ADL helps global customers in the space of telecommunications, digital services & financial services.  

For more information, visit axiatadigitallabs.com.