Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between pervasive broadband and economic growth, Intel plays an important advisory role drawn from its global expertise to assist governments create a holistic approach and best practice models that create access to information communication technologies (ICTs). 'ICT is rapidly changing the way we live, work and communicate and increasing access to global markets and information determines economic growth in a country.' It is therefore critical for governments to prioritise provision for its citizens to access and education on these technologies. The impact on the economy will be bigger than they realise,' says. Ferruh Gurtas Intels Corporate Affairs Manager for Middle East Turkey and
In an effort to assist governments, and in particular those in African countries, to bridge this gap, Intel has committed to developing methodologies and training programmes that governments can add into their existing education system as well as playing an important advisory role to ensure a holistic approach in the implementation process. 'Our educational programs focus on improving teaching and learning through the effective use of technology, advancing math, science, engineering, research and advocating and promoting educational excellence,' explains Gurtas. The Intel approach is a holistic model to ensure that people all over the world have the skills needed to compete at a global scale. Intel currently invests more that US$100 million globally each year towards improving education in over 50 countries. The Intel Education Initiative is Intel's sustained commitment to improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. Other successful projects include the integration of modern ICT technologies into
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