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Prabhath Mannapperuma

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Prabhath Mannapperuma is a Sri Lankan author [1] [2] and a social entrepreneur.[3][4]He is the Founder of Sri Lanka's non profit organizations, Micro:bit Sri Lanka User Group and STEMUP Educational Foundation.

Early life & career[edit]

Prabhath was born in Colombo. He did his schooling at Joseph Vaz College[5] and graduated from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.[6] [7][8][9][10][11]

Mannapperuma founded Micro:bit Sri Lanka User Group in December 2016.[12] It was started with the idea of helping disadvantaged kids in Sri Lanka.[13][14][15][16][17] [18]

Honors & awards[edit]

  • TheirWorld Youth Skills S/Hero Award, 2018[19]

References[edit]

  1. https://www.amazon.com/wd/e/B0781H1PJG?tag=everybodywikien-20
  2. "Prabhath Mannapperuma".
  3. "Building Sri Lanka's young programmers, bit by bit".
  4. "If we want to get students interested in STEM, we need to start at an earlier age". 2019-06-17.
  5. "Building Sri Lanka's young programmers, bit by bit". Daily FT. 6 October 2017.
  6. Munasinghe, T. S.; Wijetunga, D.; Perera, M. M. I.; Mannapperuma, D. P.; Wickramarathne, Jagath (2017). "Automated User Experience Monitor (A.U.X.M)".
  7. "Volunteers help children in remote Sri Lankan schools to learn coding". 2019-06-17.
  8. "Building Sri Lanka's young programmers, bit by bit".
  9. Hussain, Mazin (25 December 2017). "Coding the future: The mission of Micro:bit SLUG".
  10. "Empowering coders with CoderDojo Sri Lanka". 2019-02-25.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG1DgVMHcWw
  12. "Coding the future: The mission of Micro:bit SLUG".
  13. "Bridging the STEM Skills Gap in Sri Lanka". voicesofyouth.org. 17 January 2019.
  14. "Finding Fits at the HackBit 2018 Hackathon".
  15. "Efforts to Help School Children in Sri Lanka Showing Results". 2018-03-06.
  16. "Digital as a way to transform emerging economies". 2018-04-09.
  17. "Volunteers help children in remote Sri Lankan schools to learn coding #Microbit". 2017-12-06.
  18. https://teams.unesco.org/ORG/fu/bangkok/public_events/Shared%20Documents/EISD/2018/Feb-SARSIE/SARSIE-Booklet.pdf
  19. "Global Youth Ambassadors S/Hero Week: Meet our youth skills champion Prabhath". 2019-06-17.

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