17 Sep :The Minister of State for Communications and IT, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, has called for collaboration between the Government and the private sector to empower students with technology enabled education. He was launching Intel’s 5th World Ahead Community Program in the country in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh today.
Mr Scindia said, this is necessary to develop citizen welfare and advance the social and economic status of India. The Minister underlined the power of the Internet to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives by providing access to vast resources of learning, creating opportunities for better employment, and enhancing healthcare facilities for citizens.
The Intel World Ahead Community Program involves the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies in one place, by providing access to PCs, enabling broadband Internet connectivity, educating teachers and students on the application of technology in day-to-day life, empowering citizens to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and access to better healthcare. Intel has already established four other World Ahead communities in Baramati in Maharashtra; Tindivanam in Tamil Nadu; Chandni Chowk in Delhi; and Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh.
Intel also launched its teacher training program called Intel® Teach, aimed at training 1000 teachers in Shivpuri on applying technology in education, and also announced a donation of 50 PCs for the benefit of over 14 schools in the district. Intel has already trained over 9,02,500 teachers under its Intel Teach initiative, demonstrated the capabilities of school health monitoring and remote diagnostics solutions and has reached out to nearly 40,000 students in India under the Intel Learn Program.