• vivo has donated an interactive smartboard to Olcott Maha Vidyalaya, Galle.

vivo, a leading global technology brand, has rolled out the community benefit initiative #vivocares in Sri Lanka to provide equal learning opportunities amidst this ongoing pandemic. Under the initiative, vivo offered to allocate a latest interactive smartboard to the first beneficiary ‘Olcott Maha Vidyalaya’ in Galle, to make the learning modules interactive and improve the learning capabilities of 1200 students.

Speaking at the announcement of the #vivocares initiative, Alison Jin, Director of vivo Sri Lanka said, “As a global and socially responsible brand, vivo believes in supporting the local communities and empowering them by virtue of technology. We are happy to make this wholehearted contribution to society. School children being the future of any nation, it is important to retain their interest and participation in the school curriculum. This is a small step towards digital literacy and inclusion, aiming to curb the problems of poor attendance and drop-out rates.”

On the occasion of this initiative, Lalith Mayakaduwa, Principal, Olcott Maha Vidyalaya, Galle said, ‘’We are extremely grateful to team vivo for contributing this smartboard with the aim of upgrading our school’s facilities. It will certainly make learning more interactive and fun – helping the children stay excited and engaged especially during these uncertain times. vivo’s initiative will help the young minds to enhance their cognitive capabilities and further improve the quality of education in the rural schools.”

vivo has started this initiative to improve the quality of education in remote rural schools and enable them easy access to learning resources and material through technology integration. These branded smartboards feature a 4K Ultra High Definition resolution and are equipped with various smart features including USB, Wi-Fi, Screensharing, and Touch Assist features among many others. Such smartboards are also low-maintenance and cause no harm to the environment. They help boost students’ attention and keenness to attend classes which further leads to better comprehension and reception of classroom teachings. The highly interactive smartboards can significantly improve the learning and comprehension capabilities of students.

About vivo

vivo is a leading global technology company that is product-driven with core businesses including smart devices and intelligent services. vivo is committed to connecting users to the digital world by designing exciting and trendsetting smart mobile products and services which integrate technology and fashion in unique and creative ways. Adhering to its core values – which include “innovation”, “consumer orientation” and “benfen” * – vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy to achieve its vision of becoming a leading, long-lasting, world-class enterprise.

vivo is headquartered in China and supported by a network of 9 R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and San Diego. These centers focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, photography, and other emerging fields. vivo has also set up five production hubs across China, South Asia and Southeast Asia, which manufacture over 200 million smartphones every year. As of 2019, vivo has developed its sales network across more than 30 countries and regions, attracting more than 350 million active users worldwide.

Please stay informed of vivo’s news at https://www.vivo.com/en/about-vivo/news

*“Benfen” is a word in Chinese language emphasizing on doing the right things and doing things right, which is the ideal description of vivo’s mission to build technology for good.


Photo Captions:

Image 1: Alison Jin – Director of vivo Sri Lanka with the Principal and students of Olcott Maha Vidyalaya, Galle.

Image 2: (Left to Right) Lalith Mayakaduwa – Principal of Olcott Maha Vidyalaya; Sampath Kumara – Vice Principal of Olcott Maha Vidyalaya; Alison Jin – Director of vivo Sri Lanka; and Isuru Madhushanka – Content Manager of vivo Sri Lanka.

Image 3: Director of vivo Sri Lanka Alison Jin and Principal of Olcott Maha Vidyalaya Lalith Mayakaduwa with the newly donated Smartboard.


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