FOSS-ed On Wheels Ratnapura @ Ruwanpura National Collage of Education (RNCOE)

FOSS.lk held a Training program for teachers and students of the Ratnapura District at Ruwanpura National Collage of Education (RNCOE), Wellawaya, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka on the 6th and 7th of October 2007. This is yet another initiative by FOSS.lk to bring the freedom of technology to the rural areas.

An InstallFest too was held at the premises with 45 machines in the RNCOE labs being installed with Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, where the interested crowds participated in the InstallFest even past-midnight.

And so, a yet another event success is seen by the FOSS.lk team in its quest in empowering Sri Lankans with Software Freedom.

The schedule of the event was as follows,
6th October

Time Venue Subject
8.00-8.30 Main Hall Introduction

Group 1 (Junior Students)

Time Venue Subject Lecturer
08.30-09.00 Main Hall Introduction to Linux Suchetha Wijenayake
09.00-10.30 Main Hall Intro to the Linux Desktop Kunchana
10.30-12.00 Lab Hands on Desktop Kunchana
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Main Hall Introduction to Open Office Suchetha/Sagara
14.30-16.00 Main Hall Writer Spreadsheet Sagara Gunathunga
15.00-16.00 Main Hall Presentation Sagara Gunathunga
16.00-17.00 Lab Introduction to Open Office Suchetha/Sagara
17.00 onwards Chatting, making friends, personal discussion, having fun, andlearning that lecturer are just like you all.

Group 2 (senior students)

Time Venue Subject Lecturer
08.30-09.00 Main Hall Introduction to Linux Suchetha Wijenayake
09.00-10.30 Lab Hands on Desktop Ruwan/Dassa
10.30-12.00 Main Hall Introduction to OOo Sagara Gunathunga
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Lab Writer Spreadsheet Ashika /Kunchana/Dassa
14.30-16.00 Lab Presentation Ashika /Chamil/Dassa
16.00-17.00 Main Hall Data-base Development Rajitha /Chamil/
17.00 onwards Chatting, making friends, personal discussion, having fun, andlearning that lecturer are just like you all.

7th October
Group 1 (Junior Students)

Time Venue Subject Lecturer
08.00-09.30 Main Hall Intro to Gimp/Inkscape Suchetha
10.00-12.00 Lab Introduction Gimp + Tools Ruwan/Suchetha
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Main Hall Multimedia Dassa
14.00-15.00 Lab Firefox/Internet General Dassa/Kunchana
15.00-16.00 Main Hall Examples of Graphics Chamil
16.00-17.00 Main Hall Summery with Q/A All Teachers

Group 2 (senior students)

Time Venue Subject
08.00-10.00 Lab Introduction Gimp + Tools Chamil/Kunchana
10.30-12.00 Main Hall Gimp Help tools Chamil
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Lab Linux File System/Commands Ruwan/Kunchana
14.00-15.00 Main Hall Video Editing Ruwan
15.00-16.00 Lab Virus detection/Linux usage Suchetha/Dassa/
16.00-17.00 Main Hall Summery with Q/A All Teachers
17.00-. . . . . Main hall Packing up and saying “Thank you for listening”