The Story of IgniterSpace
With the high interest from other parents who had seen the activities on social media. IgniterSpace soon ran out of space at its first makerspace.
One of Hasith's long time mentors Mano Sekaram who is a leader in the Sri-Lankan Corporate world, had identified the need for creative education in the country and stepped up in taking IgniterSpace to grow out of the first center.
On 24th July 2016, IgniterSpace started its second makerspace at a much spacious building at Colombo 05 and later moved to other parts of the country. Now IgniterSpace operates 10+ MakerSpaces in Sri-Lanka.
The Humble Beginning
The idea of IgniterSpace spawned in Sri-Lanka when our founder, Hasith Yaggahavita noticed the lack of a good technology education program to enroll his own kids.
Being an experienced engineer in the Sri-Lankan tech industry, he decided to start a program to educate his own children as well as to help other parents with the same interest.
IgniterSpace started its journey on 6th of March 2016 using our founder's home as it's first Makerspace.
From the inception of IgniterSpace, we have been receiving a heap of unconditional support from like minded institutes such as COSTI, SLASSCOM, ICTA, etc. as well as from parents of our dearest students.
IgniterSpace team lead by Jehan (CEO) and Buddika (COO) consist of around 15 full-time employees and around 30 part-time instructors working around the clock to create the future they dream.
IgniterSpace is committed to the cause of guiding our young generation to become innovators and creators of technology.
We will continue to bring the very best of technology education to our students. Our vision is to see a passionate new generation of young innovators and entrepreneurs.
We understand this is a decades long journey, and are prepared to walk all the way through it together with you.