Create Lab becomes Sri Lanka SLASSCOMâ€™s 200th member
ECONOMYNEXT – Create Lab, the local unit of the Singapore firm which develops educational programmes to train children in coding and robotics, has joined the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) as the 200th member.
Create Lab’s educational programmes are designed to develop a lifelong interest in science and technology among children, a statement said.
It is considered Singapore’s leading coding, robotics and design thinking school with collaborations with the Government of Singapore, Google, Softbank and NUS Enterprise.
Their programmes are developed with academics from Oxford, MIT and Singapore’s top universities and include the latest educational technologies, tools and teaching methodologies.
“As children progress through these programmes, they will be able to independently create their own software including computer games, learning tools and digital stories,” the statement said.
“They will then advance towards designing their own mobile apps, robotics and IoT devices.”
All programmes are designed to encourage free flowing creativity without the need to purchase additional kits or software licenses, allowing children from all economic backgrounds to equally benefit from the learning experience.
In Singapore, female participation in Create Lab’s programs is nearly 45%, and the company hopes to equal or better this ratio in Sri Lanka going forward.
(COLOMBO, May 28, 2018)