connecting youth through information.Anushka Fernando-Goonetilleke

Your Name and Photograph 

Anushka Fernando-Goonetilleke 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-mail id info@knowrom.com

 Social Media links 

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Knowrom

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/knowrom

URL of Company/Start up - www.knowrom.com 

 therodinhoods.com page link  -http://therodinhoods.com/profile/AnushkaFernando

What exactly do you do?

I am making my vision of connecting world's youth through information come true through knowrom.com. Our starting point is letting current students and alumni write about  their opinions and experiences of educational institutes for the benefit of prospective students. We're making plans to add more features that help in connecting youth.

Why do you do what you do? Is it to make money, to become famous, to run away from something, to retire, to kill boredom ?

Knowrom.com brings together my desire to dream big, be ambitious,and contribute something positive to the world as a social entrepreneur. I love what I do, and I want to see my vision coming true. Yes, I want it to make money as well so I can continue to expand and grow.

Is there anything unique in what you do?

Absolutely yes! So far there is no platform that connects youth beyond their boundaries based on information. The site is a place where students can share what they know and ask what they don't- a one stop shop for information on educational institutes and other topics (in the future)

What happens if this fails?

Failure is not an end, it is just one event in an entrepreneur's journey, so if Knowrom fails, we will address the causes of failure and continue  or start afresh. 

Any one or two incidents that make you shiver or feel proud of your journey so far?

Seeing the website in its developed form and remembering how I wrote the concept of Knowrom as an assignment when I was a student at Harvard University.

State one really bad habit and one good habit (if you actually have one)

good habit -  I connect with God through prayer so whatever happens with people or circumstances I am able to hold firm to my thoughts and plans. 

bad habit - I have a curious mind and get distracted by reading material online.

Famous last words to the readers?

Always dream big whether you are a student, housewife, chauffeur, entrepreneur or teacher. Don't put yourself into a small box, try new things. Live life with faith, hope and love.

Finally, say YES below the next para: I solemnly put my hand on my religious book/favorite novel and swear that what I have said above (including my photos) is the truth. So help me, Rodinhood

YES!

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Nice Anushka.. Wish you all the success with knowrom. Its so nice to see the master's project coming to real life. I have similar story where PACT was my master's project and I tried implementing it after 5 Yrs of completing my masters.. :-)

Thank you Neeraj. That's great to hear :) All the best to you as you take PACT to newer and greater heights.

Hey Anu, the idea sounds cool.

I was wondering if you are Bombay based we could meet up someday?

All the best! :-)

Good Initiative..

Hi 

I Still dont understand what the site is trying to do

- the writeup didnt motivate me to go to the site 

- Bullet points , shorter para's make it easier to read :) - too much to read and I ( and I presume others ) skim through 

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