|Iresha Dilhani from the remote village of Mahavillachchiya in North Central Sri Lanka is one of the beneficiaries of taking Internet into rural areas in Sri Lanka. She works in her parents mud and wattle house on the laptop she bought from money she earned working on line for business company.
Communicate your right to shape the world.
Say what you want to say, look at what others are saying; learn, network, communicate and shape the world you are going to live in. This is the message going out to youth as the World Bank Colombo office launches its Say it! [email protected] program on the 1st May on channel ETV at 8:00 to 8:30 P.M.
The program is a convergence of new social media and the established old media of television and newspapers. The rationale is to provide an interactive space on the Web, as well as through an introductory monthly TV documentary a virtual Youth Commons where Youth can express their opinions, join in discussions, interact and build networks.
The Specific Objectives are to: