Agilent Technologies has brought its community initiative programme called `Quest', which seeks to improve the quality of mathematics and science education in schools, to the Indian city Hyderabad.
The company's Foundation, in collaboration with SNS Foundation and Oakridge International School, has started the Hyderabad Chapter of Quest. The focus would be on underprivileged schools. In its first year, the programme would train 12 teachers to take on the roles of `Master Trainers' in mathematics and science. It would also upgrade the laboratories in three schools across Hyderabad, Bangalore and Gurgaon. These teachers, in turn, would teach 1,200 students and train additional teachers in their schools. Agilent is contributing approximately Rs 20 lakh for the first stage of the programme in India.