Bill Gates Foundation awards US $ 1 million to Sri Lankan e-Library programme


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Sri Lanka’s e-Library Nenasala Programme has been presented with this year’s Access to Learning Award, presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The e-Library Nenasala programme, the winner of this year’s Access to Learning Award was awarded a cash prize of one million US Dollars.

With 283 centres, eLNP constitutes a key component of the wider Nenasala telecentre network which currently numbers more than 790 countrywide.

The Nenasalas have helped increase Sri Lanka’s computer usage and IT literacy rate from below 10 percent in 2004 to almost 40 percent today.

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