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Study Buddy – Sri Lanka’s Offline Educational Revolution

We are living in truly challenging times. The atmosphere of uncertainty created by such challenges can create fears about the future that awaits us. The unexpected disruption of children’s education was a direct outcome of such challenges. Should we permit the obstacles brought about by these uncertain times to affect our children, especially in the field of education? No, definitely not.
So, we identified the obstacles that stand in the way of children’s education, and we found an alternative way of removing such obstacles. Study Buddy is the name of that alternative. How, then, can Study Buddy be the alternative method to remove the obstacles? It is simple. The biggest barrier to children’s education at a time like this is the use of technology: that is, data, online or internet connections. The alternative we are offering is a way of obtaining education without the need for data. This creative method comes in the form of a memory card that is compatible with any smart equipment.
Study Buddy is simply the use of a memory card to give a child easy access to his or her syllabus: that is, by working offline instead of online. When this small memory card is inserted by a child into his or her smart equipment, an internal App called “Play O/L“will appear. Thereafter, this App will display the student’s syllabus. The child is now ready to do his studies without online or data facilities. This is Sri Lanka’s only offline educational revolution.
The Study Buddy memory card has 64 GB capacity. At present, it covers Grades 10 and 11. Study Buddy has already rendered a great service in Sinhala medium to students who are paying special attention to their G.C.E.(O/L) exam. The memory card covers subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Sinhala Language, English Language, History, Geography, Entrepreneurial Education, Business and Accounting Studies, and ICT. A student may ask what are the contents to be found under each subject heading. The answer is that video lessons are found under each subject heading. Believe it or not, there are 1,289 lessons for Grade 10 alone, and for Grade 11, it is 1,085. The video content for these two Grades amount to over 70,000 minutes.
Study Buddy took notice of the fact that many children are currently preparing for the G.C.E. (O/L) examination. As a way to better prepare them for the exam, Study Buddy has included revision video lessons, too. These videos contain past question papers of 2018, 2019 and 2020. The total video time, inclusive of revision lessons, amount to over 70,000 minutes.
Study Buddy is adding further value on behalf of the children by including an English course called English For All, which is designed to provide the knowledge they need for the future. The specialty here is that the course enables the student to learn the language in a simple manner from the basics. In addition to children, even adults may, if necessary, follow the English For All course to improve their own knowledge.
Do you imagine that this is all the Study Buddy memory card can do? No, not at all. For students of Grades 10 and 11, Study Buddy provides two workbooks based on questions and answers. These workbooks are given free of charge. More than 2,500 questions and answers are included in these workbooks, which will help parents monitor a child’s progress in studies.
There is hardly anything more to add about this offline educational revolution. Regardless of internet facilities and network signals, or the parent’s inability to pay for expensive internet packages, Study Buddy can play the role of a school that is always readily available within a child’s reach. That is, regardless of whether the child regularly attends school or focuses on tuition classes. Since classes are already being held online, a student has nothing to lose by not attending school.
Study Buddy is brought to children as a joint endeavour ofTechsas International (Pvt) Ltd. and Learn TV. Techsas International (Pvt) Ltd. is a reputed company which has many years of experience in marketing smart equipment, while Learn TV is the leading production house for educational videos in Sri Lanka.
Abans PLC will join hands with Study Buddy in taking forward this new initiative to every village, town and city

in the island. As a home-grown conglomerate with over 50 years of experience, Abans has met the needs of Sri Lankans in every corner of the country, with the most diverse portfolio of global and local brands and products.Abans PLC will be promotingthe Study Buddy package as one of their key CSR initiatives during the year 2021-2022, to all students across Sri Lanka who are in need of proper educational facilities and will greatly benefit from Study Buddy.
Armed with a network of over 400 showrooms in every area, Abans is ready and prepared to support the local public with a Corporate Social Responsibility project that aligns with the company’s vision to build sustainable communities.
Though starting off today with a focus on the G.C.E.(O/L) examination, Study Buddy is planning to eventually cover all school grades in order to expand the offline educational revolution. It is important to note that Study Buddy conforms to the school curriculum set by the Government. Since the lessons are taught by highly experienced Government teachers, Study Buddy can offer guaranteed results.

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