Currently, both parents and children are focused on getting through public examinations
and thus self-learning is noted to be lacking. This education focus is compounded by the fact
that there is insufficient extra-curricular activities such as sports/ music in Mannar. The core
of OPEnE education initiative is the development of self-learning skills.
It believes that when students are competent in English, information communication technology and self-learning
skills, they have the necessary tools to take charge of their own learning and improve their
skills and interests. OPEnE will continue in this, by developing English material for years 6
-10, to complement the already developed material for years 1-5 and the e-Booster course
for Ordinary Level.