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The National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka are the pioneers in organizing a Digital storytelling workshop for undergraduate students of Lankan Universities in order to provide a platform for students to relay their scientific information in a more creative and effective framework.
Digital Storytelling is a multimedia form of creating a short story or presentation in a video format that includes a voiceover or music effects to enhance the output. Various forms of customizing the digital story to create the desired effect on the audience was taught to the students at the workshop which was held on the 24th of August, 2016 at the NSF premises in Colombo-07.
The students of SIST namely, Sarah Ashroff, Gajanan Thirumoolanathan, Dinithi Mahaliyanage and Kavindhi Ariyawansa were able to represent the institute at this National level workshop at which SIST was the only private college that was allowed to participate.
The workshop was held in preparation for the island-wide competition that was held in November for which the title was “Science for a healthy living.” Three avidly interested students from SIST submitted excellent entries of whom one, Arun Divahar of the Class of ’18-UOM, went on to win Second place at this competition! Arun was recognized for his talent and efforts at a ceremony organized by NSF at the BMICH, Colombo where he was awarded his trophy by the Minister of Education, Hon. S.B. Dissanayake.