Having seen her father struggle as a hearing-impaired person, Piyahasie was adamant to make a difference for the better. With her ability to communicate in sign language, her idea is to create a sign language grammar book for hearing impaired students with the support of “ahanna” Foundation.
Lakmee’s idea is to promote inclusive education among students, teachers, and parents by producing an entertaining programme titled ‘Yalu Mamage Katandara’ (Friendly Uncle’s Stories). She plans to share this programme widely on social media to create awareness on the importance of inclusive education.
Chamal comes from a rural village, where it is difficult to effectively share key messages and information among villagers. He has developed an LED board model, which can be used to innovatively communicate messages with masses with less environmental waste. His idea is to use these LED boards to drive social change.
Waste management is a serious issue in Sainthamaruthu in the East of Sri Lanka. The municipal council does not have sufficient resources to ensure proper waste management. Arzath’s idea is to create a citizen-app which does not use much resources, and can assist in ensuring better solid waste management in his village
Having witnessed many children not going to school or dropping out of school at a very basic level due to various reasons, Vimalraj wanted to make a change. His idea is to carry out a survey and find out the reasons to this. Using the findings, he wants to create a short film and share it with relevant stakeholders to drive positive social change.
Dinithi is an undergraduate student of Ruhunu University. As a student, she has realized that Facebook has affected youth who use the social media tool without proper understanding. She wants to create awareness about the proper usage of Facebook among students at the university.