APIIT was the Higher Education Partner of the Sri Lanka Toastmasters National Conference 2011 organised by Division H, A and J of District 82 held recently at The Blue Water, Wadduwa. This conference was a meeting point of over 400 Toastmasters island-wide where they learn, share knowledge and strengthen the network. The finals of the International Speech Contest and the Table Topics Contest of the 3 Divisions to select the Sri Lankan Toastmasters for the District 82 competition along with educational sessions in the areas of communication and leadership were conducted during the event.
Toastmasters International is the world leader in helping people become better communicators and better leaders. It is a nonprofit organization having over 260,000 members in 113 countries around the world. The concept of Toastmasters has spread rapidly in Sri Lanka during the past decade, having over 1,200 active Toastmasters in 57 Clubs.
APIIT Sri Lanka was established over a decade ago in partnership with APIIT- Malaysia and Staffordshire University, UK and, with the objective of promoting quality and diversity in higher education through global partnerships. APIIT offers the widest choice of Internal British Degrees in Computing, Applied IT, Business Management and Law awarded by Staffordshire University at its state- of- the- art APIIT Campuses in Sri Lanka.
Students are treated to facilities such as modern lecture theaters, computer laboratories with the latest technology, a well equipped library with access to digital libraries, moot court, tutorial rooms, syndicate facilities and an entire floor dedicated for a café and student recreation area.
As Sri Lanka’s premier higher education institute committed to nurturing well- rounded professionals, APIIT has encouraged its students to establish the successful APIIT Toastmasters Club. APIIT has now strengthened its partnership with Sri Lanka Toastmasters to support the development of leaders in the country.