Roots School System (RSS) Director Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq has received the prestigious annual ''Intel Education Award' for the second consecutive year. He received this honour in acknowledgement of his tremendous support for the Intel Education initiative through the integration of ICT within the Roots School System's curriculum and developing collaborative learning environment at the school through joint Intel and RSS training initiatives, promoting 21st century skills and developing a collaborative learning environment.
The Intel Education Awards Ceremony 2008-09 was held in collaboration with the Intel Education Initiative and Ministry of Education, where Muhammad Juman Jan Jamro, Additional Secretary Education, was the chief guest on the event. Expressing his sentiments upon receiving the award, Faisal Mushtaq remarked, “Roots School System's Department of Information Communication Technology is committed to ensure that our students are provided excellent education that encourages integrated virtual teaching and learning, thus promoting ICT, as a common denominator to bridge the digital divide.”
He said that the building of lifelong skills is part of the Roots experience, adding that RSS remains keenly aware of its responsibility to prepare its students to become digital citizens and future technology leaders. Roots and Intel Corporation Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding in March 2009, for the harmonisation of innovative teaching approaches through K-12 curriculum development and teachers training initiatives.