Intel Corporation, World's largest blue-chip company has launched its “World Ahead Programme” in Sri Lanka. The company is investing around one billion for this project. The company is speeding up to un-compromised technology and education for people in the world's developing communities.
The project is content wide project, which includes an e-School initiative to target all schools across Sri-Lanka. The main goal of the project is to equip students with the IT skills and knowledge to in a global information society. Students use the PCs across all subjects. Some assignments must be completed electronically using Microsoft Office programs. Educational software for maths, physics and business studies would be based on the Sri Lankan curriculum, which is used to support study. The Intel World Ahead Program integrates and extends Intel's efforts to advance progress in three areas: accessibility, connectivity, and education. The company has also partnered with public and private organisations to deploy WiMAX broadband in rural communities and suburban areas. Under the project Dialog GSM will provides telephone connectivity through Wimax system and the Intel Corporation provides necessary infrastructure jointly with the government of Sri Lanka.