Inspiring and empowering Sri Lanka's current & future youth

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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 maximize 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.

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About Us

Since its launch in 2017, the Sparklers Foundation has embarked on a journey to improve the school-to-work transition for youth around Sri Lanka. The Foundation is dedicated to running capacity-building programs to nurture and support young leaders in transforming their passions into actionable initiatives, ventures and careers. We believe that this developed at scale will help support productivity growth and innovation in the Sri Lankan economy.

Our Mission

To empower young people with the skills and opportunities to build sustainable communities.

We hope to advance the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, with a focus on three key areas:

WHO WE ARE

Indira Kithsiri

Co-Founder

“It is now in the hands of Millennials to weave the fabric of societal change, and drive innovation in constructing a better world. It is in turn our responsibility to engage, inspire and empower them through education and exposure to life-changing opportunities.”

Hashendra Wijesinha

Co-Founder

“Resilience is key to thriving in a landscape of constant change. There is no better way to instil this than highlighting individuals who have beaten the odds in a similar cultural and socio-political environment. Seeing parts of themselves reflected in these changemakers will help inspire hope and possibilities in the minds of our youth. A platform of this nature will ensure that their drive, not their backgrounds, is what defines them.”

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I AM INSPIRED

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 maximize 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.

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