Sunday Times – Philanthropist Dhammika Perera launches DP Kids free online learning platform


To support education excellence among children, Hayleys Group co-chairman and philanthropist Dhammika Perera and his wife Priscilla Perera have launched another initiative. 

The platform, DP Kids, aims to provide free access to pre-school education to a minimum of 264,000 children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old, which amounts to 20 per cent of the 1.32 million children in Sri Lanka.  

The launch of DP Kids represents the latest in a series of initiatives as part of its groundbreaking efforts to leverage platforms like DP Education and DP Digital University to deliver free education and empower a new generation of Sri Lankan school and university students, DP Kids said in a media release. 

“A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development, providing a strong foundation for lifelong education and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development. Well-established research

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