South Asian Entrepreneurs Development Facility (SEDEF) is a professional body with extensive multi-sectoral experience in business management, focusing on helping SMEs to scale-up the operations and extending direct and indirect support to bolster the economy in the entire Indian subcontinent. SEDEF has extensive practice on providing services in the areas of education and training, policy and advocacy, and business development.
SEDEF Online Campus is a new initiative of SEDEF, designed to bring together students and professionals in Sri Lanka and all over the globe promoting education without borders.
SEDEF Online Campus, recently partnered with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) – Singapore to deliver more than 100 academic, professional, and vocational online programmes.
In the past 10 years, London School of Business and Finance has proved itself as one of the world’s fastest-growing business schools, instituting campuses in the UK, Singapore, and Canada and having regional offices in over 12 cities around the world. LSBF is a member of Global University Systems (GUS), which is a growing network of 20 institutions and academic partners providing education to over 75,000 students worldwide.
Commenting on the SEDEF’s latest initiative, Dr. Premasiri Gamage, Chairman of SEDEF shared, “Our programmes are focusing on unique areas including leadership, professional development, innovation, research and development, and higher education, that could reflect global market trends. Exclusively designed programmes targeting professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and other citizens can produce an international workforce in Sri Lanka, specifically in partnership with LSBF which will be providing a wide range of PATHWAYS for foreign education all over the world”.
“With the world distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic, new transformational behaviors have taken place in people. In the education sector, students no longer need to travel far with heavy financial burden, but rather acquire the same qualification at a fraction of the cost from home and with much shorter travel. LSBF in Singapore affords a balance in quality of education, with the shorter duration and the blended mode to meet today’s time flexible environment. I am glad to be partnering with SEDEF in Sri Lanka to bring this innovative idea to the students. The opportunity is open for every working professional to pursue higher education with ease and to be assured of a qualification that is world-recognized”, says Global CEO of LSBF – Mr. RathakrishnanGovind.
Ms. HarshaniWeerathunga, Director of Education, stated, “Through SEDEF Online Campus we are aiming to bridge the prevailing gaps on equality through enabling accessibility to knowledge for every citizen in the country. Our programmes are affordable, and we are establishing a career guidance unit for youth to guide their future to become a productive citizen in this country. Our next target is to introduce more than 2000 hybrid programmes (Online and Physical) in the near future”.