Students develop Self-Motivation skills, become focused on achieving self-set goals and become more confident in their ability to succeed. Learning Public Speaking and Communication skills can empower your children with better negotiation and connectivity. Spark was specially designed to help children overcome the challenges of the 21st century such as distractions, social media and many more! This program features a panel of speakers from the educational and corporate fields who will enlighten the children about the key soft skills required in todays world.
Engaging in Spark will give them the essential guidance every teenager needs to achieve their highest potential. Our first Spark Workshop was successfully held in December 2018 where over 100 children attended the program and discovered ways to improve themselves. The panel of speakers included Dananjaya Hettiaratchi-World Public Speaking Champion 2014, Ganindu Nanayakara-Inventor of the iHelmet and Forbes 30 under 30 and other notable speakers from the corporate field. With the success of the workshop in Colombo, we are expanding our reach to Kandy this year to inspire more young and talented individuals and helping reach more than their potential!
Spark 2018 Recap- Public Speaking & Communication Skills
The World Champion of Public Speaking 2014,
AREAS OF FOCUS
OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO HELP KIDS DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS THAT THEY CAN PUT TO USE AFTER SCHOOL
Delivering impactful presentations
Learning to speak in public is not just about crafting insightful speeches , it is also about connecting with your audience .
Making the best career choices
Gone are the days where you need to select traditional career paths. Knowing what choices are trending and how you need to prepare your self to get selected for the job, can help set your self up for success.
Developing a growth mindset
Switching from a fixed to a growth mindset can help you get out of your comfort zone and also helps explore endless oppurtunities.
Life after school is a reality check that most children are not prepared to face. Whether they chose to enter University, follow a course or even start a job - they might not be ready to succeed there.
Making independent decisions, planning for your future, building networks and investing in knowledge and skills is crucial. Our workshop Is a reality check that encourages children to think beyond the classroom
SPARK 2018 DECEMBER Colombo-Preview
World Champion of Public Speaking 2014
“Desire is the super fuel that powers the engine of success” - Dananjaya Hettiarachchi .
Being a confident Communicator & Leader is no longer an option. If you want to succeed in life you must desire to learn. Your child will pick up some valuable insights that make Dananjaya one of the greatest speakers of our time.
Other Youth and Motivational Trainers
BSc. Psy & MSc. Educational Psy.
CEO of Modern Learning Studio
A dynamic and entertaining youth speaker. He has a gift for connecting with teens and educating parents. He has partnered up with schools and Organizations to help educate over 10000 children island wide. In 2016 Yasmin was awarded first place at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Singapore for introducing a new educational Concept – Teach the World
Prof. Qualification in HR & Dip. Psy
HR Consultant & Director MLS
Sabirah has close to 15 years experience in HR working with multiple blue chip Organizations and startups . In 2011 Sabirah was awarded the title of All Island Best Speaker. She was also the recipient of the Exhibitionary Award for Speech & Drama by Trinity Collage of London.
Selected to the Forbes Asia 30 under 30- 2016 for the innovation iHelmet
Verizon Powerful Answers Award 2015 - 1st Runner up
Graduate Studies Program (GSP) 2015: NASA Ames Research Center, California, USA
TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Persons) 2012 lifetime award for science and technological development
Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) 2009 – Gold award
Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2008 - Gold award
Young Computer Scientist (YCS) - Gold Award for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008
In early 2017, Heminda started Mora Ventures, University of Moratuwa based startup incubator which has so far launched 25 startups within its first year.
In 2018, he co-founded Venture Frontier Lanka, Sri Lanka’s first integrated startup platform focused on the development of the complete startup life-cycle.
Feedback about Spark 2018
"...first time our kids got an opportunity like this..."
Teacher-St Sebastian College
I came with a few kids and this is the first time our kids got an opportunity like this. All of them learnt a lot during this workshop and built their confidence whilst enjoying the program very much. We hope to bring our children for future workshops like this as well.
"...good opportunity to identify strengths and weaknesses..."
Mother of a Participant-Thasara Amarawickrama
This was a good opportunity to identify strengths and weaknesses. My daughter really improved a lot during this workshop and I hope Modern Learning Studio continues doing workshops like this in the future.