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LUG.lk participated in a GNU/Linux training event at AG School, Negombo on 29th and 30th of March. It was a very successful two day event. Around fifty students and a few teachers took part in it. We started the sessions with an introduction to FOSS and GNU/Linux philosophy. Then we demonstrated an installation and a few application software used in GNU/Linux. On the second day they learnt some more FOSS applications and features of their new operating system.
Anuradha Rathnaweera, Dasunpriya Anuradha, Kunchana Mathota Arachchi, Rajkumar Ganeshan, Suchetha Wijenayaka and Danishka delivered speeches. Students were highly enthusiastic and we all were so happy to see the young spirit getting in to FOSS.
The school is a professional educational school. Most of the students who participated in the event were following some IT courses after their GCE O/Ls . They participated in the event with a high motivation. they were so curious to know about GNU/Linux.