Hanthana Session at Deyata Kirula, a success!

Free and Open Source Software awareness lecture series organized by ICTA and Hanthana Linux community in line with Deyata Kirula 2012 education and trade exhibition was conducted ICTA stall on 7th and 8th of February.

A gift from the ICTA

A lot of people participated at this event and the feedback was highly positive.

Participants consisted of students, teachers, parents and employees from the government and private sectors.

During the session, teachers got the chance to do a short lessons to their students using the education software in Hanthana Linux. At that point teachers were successful in getting used to the software during a short period of time of like 2 minutes and conducting the lesson to their students.

A school teacher (who visit the ICTA stall) conducting a small session on chemistry using Kalzium application to the audience

ICTA presented the students with prizes like shool bags and pens and refreshments were offered . Further, ICTA distrubuted the Hanthana Linux 15.5 LiveDVD free of charge.

Although it was scheduled to conduct only three sessions a day, a new session had to be started just after a session driven by the enthusiasm of the students and parents on Free and Open Source Software awareness lecture series.

Two winner of the TuxMath game (a mathematical game)

Information Technology Branch of Ministry of Education also in their stall introduced Free and Open Source Software for the second time throughout the exhibition.

Hanthana community pays the gratitude to Mr. Bandula Ranathunga who supported at the very first step to join Deyata Kirula exhibition, Ministry of Information Technology, team from ICTA, Mr. Athula Pushpakumara, Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Mr. Mahesh Kuragama,  Mr. Priyanka without whom this won’t be a reality and finally to Mr. Sujith Jayasooriya who coordinated and supported Hanthana community.

 

Discussing.. what is the answer?

No matter its day or night.. all the FOSS sessions flooded by the parents, kids, etc

ஹந்தானவுடன் கட்டின்மையை உணர்வோம்

இலங்கைத் திருநாட்டின் 64 வது சுதந்திர தினத்தை முன்னிட்டு அனுராதபுர, ஓயாமடுவே பிரதேசத்தில் நடைபெறும் “தேசத்திற்கு மகுடம் 2012” வருத்தக, கல்வி கண்காட்சியில் கட்டற்ற மென்பொருள் மற்றும் ஹந்தான  லினக்ஸ் பயன்பாடு குறித்து விளக்கமளிக்கும் பயிலரங்க நிகழ்வொன்றினை ஹந்தான லினக்ஸ் குழுவினர் எதிர்வரும் பெப்ரவரி மாதம் 7 ஆம் 8 ஆம்  திகதிகளில்.

ICTA அமைப்பின் அனுசரணையுடன் “தேசத்திற்கு மகுடம்” பிரதேசத்தில் நடாத்தவுள்ளனர். இந்நிகழ்வு ஒரு தடவையில் நூறுபேர் கலந்து கொள்ளக்கூடிய கற்றல் கூடமொன்றில் நடைபெறவுள்ளது. இதில் கலந்து கொண்டு தங்களுக்குள்ள கட்டற்ற மென்பொருள் பயன்பாடு குறித்தான ஐயங்களைளைத் தீர்த்துக்கொள்ளலாம்.
இப்பயிலரங்கில் ஐந்து விடயங்கள் பற்றி விளக்கப்படும்

1..கட்டற்ற  மென்பொருள் பற்றி
2. கல்வி தொடர்பான கட்டற்ற  மென்பொருள்
3. ஹந்தான லினக்ஸ் திட்டம்
4. கட்டற்ற  மென்பொருள் திட்டங்களில் பங்களிப்பது
5. ICTA வினால் முன்னெடுக்கப்படும் கட்டற்ற  மென்பொருள் திட்டங்கள்

கட்டற்ற  மென்பொருள் தொடர்பான மேலதிக விபரங்களை பெற “தேசத்திற்கு மகுடம்” நிகழ்வு நடைபெறும் இடத்திலுள்ள ICTAவின் குடிலிற்கு பெப்ரவரி மாதம் 7 ஆம் 8 ஆம் திகதிகளில் வருகைத்தர மறவாதீர். மேலும் வடக்கிலுள்ள ஆசிரியர்கள் மற்றும் மாணவர்கள் உட்பட இந்நிகழ்வினை காண விளையும் நண்பர்களிடமும் இது பற்றிய தகவல்களை தயவு செய்து தெரிவித்து வைக்கவும்.

இதற்கு  மேலதிகமாக கல்வி அமைச்சின் தகவல் தொடர்பாடல் தொழில்நுட்ப பிரிவினூடாக கட்டற்ற மென்பொருள் தொடர்பான விளக்கமளிப்பு நிகழ்வும் ஏற்பாடு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது.

தேசத்திற்கு மகுடத்தின் நிமித்தம் ஹந்தான லினக்ஸ் 15.5 பதிப்பினை வெளியிடவுள்ளதுடன், அந்நிகழ்வில் ICTA அமைப்பினர்  இப்பதிப்பின் பிரதிகளைபெற்றுக்கொள்வதற்கான ஏற்பாடுகளை செய்துள்ளனர். இந்த புதிய பதிப்பினை பெற அனைவரும் எமது  குடிலிற்கு அணி திரண்டு வருகை தாருங்கள். மேலும் உங்களிற்கு உதவும் முகமாக ஹந்தான குழுமத்தின் சார்பில் பந்துல, கல்ஹார, ஹிரன்ய, மற்றும் அனுஷ்க ஆகியோர்  கலந்து கொள்கிறார்கள்.

Feel the freedom with Hanthana Linux @ Deyatakirula 2012

Hanthana Linux team, with the collaboration of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka, is about to a conduct an awareness event on Free and Open Source Software and Hanthana Linux on 7th and 8th of February at “Deyata Kirula 2012” Education and Trade exhibition which is held at Oyamaduwa, Anuradhapura in line with the 64th Independence Day. Lectures series which 100 people can participate at a time, opportunity to use free and open source software installed on computers and people will get the chance to get their queries answered.

Following topics will be covered in lecture series.

  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Free and Open Source Software for education
  • Hanthana Linux project
  • Contribution for Free and Open Source Software
  • Free and Open Source Software launched and sponsored by ICTA

Get to know about Free and Open Source Software, visit ICTA stall at Deyata Kitula exhibition premises on 7th and 8th of February. Please be kind enough to spread the word to teachers and students of North Central Provincial area as well as to other who wish to visit the exhibition.

Apart from that Information Technology Unit of the Ministry of Education is about to conduct a awareness session of Free and Open Source Software in their stall.

For Deyata Kirula, Hanthana Linux 15.5 was released and ICTA has made arrangements to deliver a copy of the operating system for those who need at the exhibition premises. Visit this link to get the latest version. Danishka, Bandula, Kalhara and Hiranya  representing Hanthana Team will assist you in Deyata Kirula exhibition premises.

ධර්ගා නගරයේ ජාතික අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපිඨයේ හන්තාන ලිනක්ස් වැඩසටහන

අලුත්ගම ධර්ගා නගරයේ පිහිටි ජාතික අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යා පීඨයේ දී දෙදින හන්තාන ලිනක්ස් හඳුන්වාදීමේ වැඩසටහනක් පසුගිය 11 සහ 23 වැන දෙදින පුරා පැවැත්විණි.  මේ වැඩසටහන සඳහා යාපනය, අම්පාර, පුත්තලම, මඩකලපුව, සහ ධර්ගා නගරය යන ප්‍රදේශවලින් පැමිණ එම ආයතනයේ අධ්‍යාපනය ලබන සිසුවියෝ විසි දෙනෙක් සහ ඔවුන්ගේ ආචාර්ය මණ්ඩලයේ ගුරු මහත්ම මහත්මීන් කිහිප දෙනෙක් සහභාගී වූහ.

මෙම වැඩසටහනේ විශේෂත්වය වන්නේ මෙතෙක් දමිළ මාධ්‍යයෙන් අධ්‍යාපනය ලද සිසුන් පිරිසක් සඳහා කළ පළමු වැඩසටහන මෙය වීම යි. මෙම වැඩසටහනේ දී ලිනක්ස් හදුන්වාදීම, ස්ථාපනය, අධ්‍යාපනික සහ කාර්යාලීය මෘදුකාංග භාවිතය වැනි කොටස්වලට අමතරව මෘදුකාංග සංවර්ධන අංශය කෙරෙහි ද වඩා වැඩි අවධානයක් යොමු කෙරිණි.  විශේෂයෙන් ම ලිනක්ස් මත C++, Java, HTML වෙබ් පිටු නිර්මාණය වැනි කරුණු මෙන් ම ලොව බහුලව භාවිත වන වෙබ් සේවාදායකය වන ඇපාචී (Apache) වෙබ් සේවාදායකය භාවිතය ද මෙහි දී ආවරණය කරන ලදි.  මීට අමතරව ජාල සැකසුම් කළමනාකරණය සහ පරිශීලක  කළමනාකරණය වැනි අංශ ද සාකච්ඡා කෙරණි.

මෙම වැඩසටහනේ තවත් සුවිශේෂි කාරණයක් නම් පළමු දින අධ්‍යයන කටයුතුවලට අදාළ හන්තාන මෙහෙයුම් පද්ධතියේ ඇති  කොටස් පිළිබඳ  පුද්ගලිකව විමසා සහ තාක්‍ෂණික කරුණු සපුරාගෙන පැහැදිලිකර ගත් ආචාර්ය මණ්ඩලයේ සාමාජික දෙපළක් දෙවැනි දින වැඩසටහනට පෙර වැඩසටහනට අදාළ MySQL වැනි පාඩම් කොටස් සිසුවියන්ට ඉගැන්වීමට තරම් උද්‍යෝගීමත් වූහ.

මෙම වැඩසටහන පුරාම වැඩසටහන සංවිධානය කළ රිස්කාන් මහතා සහ එම ආයතනයට සේවය ලබාදෙන  ජයිකා ආයතනයේ නියෝජිත අසුකා ටොමියමා මෙනෙවිය ද  අගනා සහායක් ලබා දුන් අතර ගුරුවරුන්ගේ සහ සිසුවියන්ගේ උනන්දුව නිසා ඉතා වැඩි පරාසයක කොටස් ආවරණය කළ හැකි විය. වැඩසටහනින් පසුව සිසුවියන් සඳහා පාසැල් සිසුන්ට මෙම දැනුම ලබා දෙන ආකාරය ඇසුරින් පැවරුමක් ලබා දීමට රිස්කාන් මහතා කටයුතු කිරිම මෙම වැඩසටහනට තවත් විශේෂත්වයක් එක් කළේ ය. 2012 වසරේදි සිමාවාසික පුහුණුව ද  2013 වසරේදි පාසැල් සඳහා පත්වීම් ද ලැබීමට නියමිත මෙම ශිෂ්‍යාවන් යාපනය, මඩකලපුව, අම්පාර සහ පුත්තලම වැනි දුරස්ථ ප්‍රදේශ කරා නිදහස් සහ විවෘත මෘදුකාංග (FOSS) පිළිබඳ පණිවිඩය ඉතා විධිමත් ව ගෙන යනු ඇත. යාපනය ප්‍රදේශයේ නිදහස් හා විවෘත මෘදුකාංග පිළිබඳ වැඩසටහන් පැවැත්වීම සඳහා ඔවුන් අවසානයේ අපට ඇරයුම් කිරීම ද මෙහි අවශ්‍යතාව මැනැවින් තේරුම්ගත් බවට මනා සාක්‍ෂියකි.

එම සිසුවියන්ට අනාගතය ජය ගැනීමට අපෙන් සුබ පැතුම්!

Hanthana Linux workshop @ NCOE, Dharga Town

A two day Hanthana Linux awareness program was held at National College of Education (NCOE) – Dargatown, Aluthgama on the 11th and 23rd of February, 2011. Twenty students (trainee teachers) from Jaffna, Ampara, Batticaloa, and Dharga Town as well as from the National College of Education itself and several teachers of these students participated in the program.

This program was especial because this was the very first such program conducted for the Tamil medium students (trainee teachers).

In this program more focus was on introducing Linux, installation, using office packages and software development. Creating C++ programs and Java, HTML web pages on Linux and using the Apache web server, which is very popular in the world was discussed. Other than that, network management and user management was also thought in the program.

On day one there were two teachers in the staff that inquired about the content to be thought on day two. They self studied the content such as MySQL and enthusiastically thought the students these topics.

Rizkhan, who organized the event and Ms. Asuka Tomiyama who is a representative of the JICA institute that provides service to the National College of Education were present Throughout the program and provided invaluable help. Due to this and the enthusiasm of teachers and students alike, it was possible to cover a wide range of topics in this program.

At the end of the program, Rizkhan Basheer gave an assignment for the student which will help them gaining further knowledge of the subject matter presented on the two days. These students are supposed to attain residential training in 2012 and receive appointments to teach in schools in 2013 and there is lot of hope that they will spread the message and knowledge of free and Open Source software in remote areas of Jaffna, Batikaloa, Ampara and Ptlam. At the end of the progam we were invited to conduct programs on free and open source software (FOSS) in Jaffna was a sign of understanding the value of FOSS software.

We wish all the participants a brighter future!

අම්බලන්ගොඩ ධර්මාශෝක විද්‍යාලයේදි හන්තාන ලිනක්ස් දෙසුමක්

අද දින අම්බලන්ගොඩ ධර්මාශෝක විද්‍යාලයේ පැවති තොරතුරු තාක්‍ෂණ දින උළෙලේ දී හන්තාන ලිනක්ස් පිළිබඳ සැසියක් පැවැත්විණි.

එහි දී අධ්‍යාපනික හා මෘදුකාංග සංවර්ධන කටයුතු සඳහා හන්තාන ලිනක්ස් භාවිත කළ හැකි අයුරු පිළිබඳව පාසැල් සිසුන් දැනුවත් කිරීම සිදු වූ අතර ඉදිරි දිනෙක දී එම විද්‍යාලය තුළ හන්තාන ලිනක්ස් පිළිබඳ විශේෂ වැඩසටහනක් පැවැත්වීමට ද නියමිත ය.