Rootcode, one of Sri Lanka’s fastest-growing tech scale-ups, recently unveiled its impact initiative, Rootcode Foundation with the aim of empowering underprivileged students in Sri Lanka to enter and thrive in the exciting world of technology.
Its purpose is to develop the IT and tech capabilities of lesser privileged schools across the country and empower children to pursue higher education and subsequent careers in the technology industry. Rootcode believes this is a timely initiative, as the crises pertaining to the current economic challenges have paved the way for many students to forgo higher education and, in the long run, to upskill and bridge the rising divide in the talent market and contribute to Sri Lanka’s drive of becoming a sought-after tech hub both regionally and globally.
The first project was initiated at the Sri Siddhartha Kanishta Vidyalaya in Horana on 14th January in the presence of teachers and students. Zonal Education Director J.D.L.V.K. Jasinghe, during his speech, commended the foundation’s approach, that it is different in contrast to many others, as it commits to the school and its children for a whole year, training them on technology. providing scholarship opportunities and aiding them in their IT infrastructure, such as building a computer lab and training its teachers.
This will give students of Sri Siddhartha Kanishta Vidyalaya, which has 85 students from grades one to eleven, an ideal opportunity to learn technology. By pursuing this approach, Rootcode is not only helping the short and long-term education of the children but also the nation as a whole. M.H.L. Chathuranga, the principal of the school, also expressed his gratitude to have industry specialists teach their kids the IT curriculum.
“By learning tech, I managed to change my life. Not only my life, my family’s life and possibly a generation as well. But not everyone in the country gets the same opportunities, resources, or exposure. Through Rootcode Foundation, all of us at Rootcode are going to help underprivileged students in Sri Lanka learn technology and change the course of their lives for a better tomorrow.” said the Founder and CEO of Rootcode, Alagan Mahalingam.
Rootcode Foundation aims to select one underprivileged school per year and focus on furthering the technological capabilities of its students through workshops and hands-on tech education activities. Rootcoders, who are Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Artificial Intelligence Engineers, Business Analysts, and User Experience Designers, will be a part of the program throughout the year and help the students learn everything about technology.
We are hoping that this initiative will allow the children to be more interested in the tech world and stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies, which will essentially provide them with insights into what goes on beyond the country and what opportunities lay ahead for them, which is precisely what Rootcode tries to achieve.
“Rootcode, as a company, has been especially fortunate to reach the heights that we have today. We are here because of our talented team. We believe that it is important to give back to the community, and we are grateful to be supporting the children, the industry, and the country to reach greater heights,” said Mangala Perera, COO of Rootcode.
Rootcode can potentially make Sri Lanka a leader in cutting-edge technological innovation. It invests heavily in the training and knowledge of its employees and makes use of its abilities to offer cutting-edge solutions to its clients. The victories at the recent SAARC Awards also demonstrate Rootcode’s dedication to establishing Sri Lanka as a premier innovation center and indicate that the company is well on its way to achieving even greater things in the future.
Rootcode, a growing household name in the global tech space, offers innovative solutions to businesses in 30+ industries worldwide, assisting them in adapting to the ever-changing realities of business and technology. Its technology has impacted over 79 million people by providing solutions in mobile apps, web apps, data analytics, UI/UX design, machine learning, AI, and the cloud. Rootcode continues to grow its workforce of 100+ team members to secure its standard of excellence on an international scale.