Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. today marked the first anniversary of the Intel Teach program in Chhattisgarh by donating 300 PCs to the State government for the benefit of government-run schools.The Intel Teach Programme is an educator development programme that aims at effectively integrating the use of technology in the classroom to facilitate and enhance teaching and student learning.
The program till now, has trained over 2,000 teachers in Chhattisgarh, who in turn have reached 3,60,000 students, enabling them to take up socially relevant issues along with helping them improve their communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The Chhattisgarh government in collaboration with Intel will work towards equipping uninitiated teachers into using technology and through this public-private cooperation, they plan to train 7,000 teachers in the next two years, and adopt various schools for Technology Aided Learning implementation.
With the donation of 250 computers and 50 Classmate PCs, Intel aims to extend its World Ahead Program to Ashramshalas and girls schools. Over 50 schools in Chhattisgarh will benefit, with each school receiving minimum of five PCs. The PCs will be wireless-enabled and supported with Internet connectivity and basic software applications along with digital educational resources.
In India, Intel plans to donate 10,000 PCs to state governments and teacher training institutions and train one million teachers in technology application. As a result, Intel expects to help more than 30 million students across India. In India, the Intel Teach Program has currently impacted over 8.40 lakh teachers across 15 states governments, two Union territories, 40 teacher education universities and central government schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya. Under the Intel Learn Program, the company has reached out to nearly 40,000 students in India.