An Instructional Design
creating impactful and accessible learning experiences
What & How?
We combine pedagogical knowledge from the learning sciences with the power of human-centered design to create learning experiences that impactful, accessible, and playful.
Learning Experience (LX) Design
Capacity Building for Educators
Action Focused Research
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Creativity & Critical Thinking
Up-skilling and Re-skilling
Many educational products and experiences are designed for learners and environments that are digitally connected and able to pay. That is why our story that began in April 2014 with around 10 volunteers, 30 students, and no monetary support is different.
Our mission from day 1 was to create high quality. outcomes-driven learning experiences that were affordable and accessible to every learner irrespective of where they come from. We started in a small run down temple hall in a village called Deraniyagala in Sri Lanka. Absolutely nothing would have convinced us that we would become what we are today. Our idea was simple -we wanted to run a thoughtfully designed and tested English language program for children and adults in Deraniyagala.
Fast forward five years; we run three idea labs, released three learning products impacting over 3000+ learners across the world.
Values and Mindsets
Choice over Charity
Our team is the essence of what we stand for; both in terms of our values and our design process. We bring together diverse experiences in domains such as instructional design, ed-tech, psychology, management and storytelling to create learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of learners and educators across the world.
Manager - Projects
Head of Operations
Idea Labs - Maradana
Idea Labs - Deraniyagala
Idea Labs - Maradhana
Idea Labs - Liberia
Reimagine with Us
Dinusha - Idea Lab Trainee
"When I first joined the Inspire Lab I was just an ordinary school girl. I am definitely not the same Dinusha that joined the Inspire Lab earlier this year. Today I've gained the skills to understand my potential, to overcome my weaknesses and to become a determined young woman. I don't think I will be able to get the skills, learning and exposure I got at the Inspire Lab from anywhere else. More than anything else I found a community of great teachers and a close circle of friends at the Lab. My mother has gone through a lot in life and she actually came for all the sessions from Day 1 because even she was learning so many new things.
Motivational Speaker & Leadership Trainer, Former Speaker of Sri Lanka Youth Parliament, Former Sri Lankan Youth Delegate to the UN
"I thoroughly believe, the only possible way to change a particular community is, empowering its children to achieve their beautiful dreams. And that’s what exactly 'Without Borders' is all about. I deem it a privilege working with the team in the capacity of a leadership & soft skills trainer."
"I've always wanted to make a change in our country and I've heard amazing stories about what WBSL
Unlike other organizations that run
within a system and put you in a box
with very little possibilities,
at Without Borders you can take up
tasks, ideate and do what's supposed to be done in the best way
you seem fit.
You make a lot of like-minded friends and fit into a community of very accepting, beautiful people.
I think I've learnt that a simple act of
selflessness takes you a long way in life"
We'd love to hear from you! We're always in the process of expanding our team, bringing in new partners and ideas - so do get in touch.