I AM INSPIRED.
I AM EMPOWERED.
I AM FREE.
I AM ME.
I AM FEARLESS.
I AM THE FUTURE.
Launched in February 2020, I AM INSPIRED contains a collection of insights and reflections from
inspirational leaders with Sri Lankan roots based in the country and around the world.
We believe their stories will encourage and empower Sri Lanka's youth to discover their passions, believe in their dreams and maximise their potential.
All proceeds from I AM INSPIRED will fund a textbook version incorporating career-planning exercises in both Sinhala and Tamil. The textbook will be introduced into the national high school curriculum, in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Government in 2022.
A public nominations portal was launched on this website in May 2017, allowing anyone to nominate an individual who has inspired them within or outsider their community. The nominations were required to be based on the following criteria:
• They have strong leadership and exhibit a flair for enterprise and innovation.
• They demonstrate a commitment to be drivers of societal change and wellbeing.
• They have an impeccable public record and good standing in the community.
• They exhibit exceptional self-awareness and a desire for continuous learning.
The submissions were accepted over 3 months, after which they were shortlisted based on a balance for gender, ethnicity and origin. The mentors of each chapter then identified the final selection of personalities to be featured from this shortlist in the book.
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