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Laugfs and Education Ministry empower future generations

The Math class in progress
The Math class in progress

The Laugfs Nana Maga Math Camps conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education marked another milestone of assisting over 1,500 students to strengthen their mathematics knowledge through skill enhancement.

The 10th programme was recently conducted in Matara with over 150 GCE (Ordinary Level) students.

The Laugfs Nana Maga Math Camps project was launched last year with the Mathematics Branch of the Ministry of Education,as a special educational program to augment the mathematics knowledge of GCE (Ordinary Level) students.

“Our aim is to continuously enhance the aptitude and skills of our students. Mathematics is a core subject that helps develop analytical skills, which is applicable in any profession and is therefore essential for career progression,” remarked Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Education.

“Through the first phase, we facilitated programmes in 29 schools in the Southern Province. The sessions helped the students to delve deeper into the subject and broaden their knowledge by learning new mathematics application techniques. Providing a quality education is vital – our intention is to instil a solid foundation for young talent, which will shape our country’s future,” he said.

Following an Accelerated Teaching Methodology and activity-based learning techniques, the three-day programmes incorporated comprehensive and interactive learning sessions in a conducive learning environment.

“Mathematics has always been a subject area of difficulty for me. But, the different sessions conducted by the teachers during the camp has helped us to learn simple ways to comprehend certain subject areas which we have been struggling with. I never thought that studying mathematics can be so interesting and enjoyable,” commented Jeewantha Sandharuwan, one of the students who took part in the Math camps. Susantha Vithanage, Principal of Beralapananthara College, Matara remarked, “We see a significant improvement in the interest levels of students in the mathematics subject following the camps.”

“Our partnership with the Ministry of Education stemmed with the aim of empowering and nurturing our country’s future leaders,” stated Laugfs Holdings Managing Director, Thilak de Silva.