Intel donates 300 PCs, aims to train over 7,000 teachers

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New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) To benefit the government-run schools in Chhattisgarh, Intel today donated 300 personal computers to the state government.

With the donation of 250 computers and 50 Classmate PCs, Intel aims to extend its World Ahead Program to deeper beneficiaries in the education system, such as Ashramshalas and schools for girls, a company statement said.

Over 50 schools in Chhattisgarh will benefit, with each school receiving minimum of five PCs for usage in classrooms, it added.

The PCs will be wireless-enabled and supported with Internet connectivity and basic software applications and digital educational resources.

The Chhattisgarh government, in collaboration with Intel, will work towards equipping teachers into using technology by conducing regular refresher courses, enhancement workshops, technology workshops and principal seminars to sustain and promote ICT integration in government schools.

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, the statement added.

In India, Intel plans to donate 10,000 PCs to state governments and teacher training institutions, as well as train one million teachers on the application of technology to improve classroom learning by 2008.

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