Ashoka Fellow
Sri Lanka
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Niranjan Meegammana's work was prepared when Niranjan Meegammana was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Niranjan Meegammana is educating underserved communities by closing the rural and urban education gap. Niranjan’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based educational system is improving rural students’ access to quality education in local languages, enabling them to become more competitive in national examinations in order to gain admissions to higher education institutions. His initiative comprises an interactive means of self and group learning which makes curricula efficient and exciting. Niranjan’s teaching methodology and materials are a vital resource to youth and their teachers in remote communities who do not otherwise have access to quality educational facilities.
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