Philippines will become the first recipient country for multi-million dollar Intel Microelectronics' e-Learning project, which is aimed to provide a holistic learning environment in public high schools.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Intel's ICT for Education project would be in partnership with the Department of Education (DEPED), Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students (GILAS) and the Foundation for IT Education and Development (FIT-ED). The ICT for Education project will be under the Intel World Ahead program, which is designed to provide computers, Internet access and educational content to schools worldwide. Intel will donate 100,000 Intel-based personal computers for the entire World Ahead program, some of which will be sent to the Philippines. Intel has allocated $1 billion for the next five years for Intel World Ahead. Specific programs will be the Intel's 'Teach to the Future Programme', DEPED's PCs for Public Schools and GILAS's donation of Internet connectivity to public schools. Teach to the Future Programme has already trained 74,000 teachers in the Philippines with another 7,000 to be trained by the end of the year, while GILAS has provided Internet connection to over 1,000 high schools.