Mobilium travelled to Sri Lanka on the 23rd – 26th October to attend the WSA Global Congress 2013 and was one of the esteemed speakers who presented to Sri Lanka’s President, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa.
We collected some pictures from our 2 day trip – which gives you a small glimpse into what was a very exciting and stimulating gathering presenting the world’s best ICT-innovations, first-hand information on the latest digital developments and meeting opinion leaders from all corners of the world.
One of the highlights amongst many was meeting the visionary Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State (Nigeria).
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State triumphed over 421 others in the e-Learning & Science category for the 2013 World Summit Awards in Colombo, vetted by the grand jury of global eminent experts including Mobilium’s Ralph Simon. Governor Aregbesola launched a set of 150,000 units of specially adapted computers aimed at enhancing learning in schools, particularly at the secondary level. The initiative was introduced to a gathering of civil servants, traditional rulers, and politicians. Known as ‘Opon-imo’, Yoruba for tablet of knowledge, the device is a handheld tool fitted with an e-library, a virtual classroom, and an integrated test zone
Similar to Mobilium’s Smart Health platform, the Opon-imo platform, is a tool for new and ‘eagerly’ ready-to-adopt mobile users in Africa providing free and all access opportunities in health and education.