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Intel Pakistan continues work to bridge 'digital divide' with MoU signings

Intel Pakistan is continuing its work with government and the private sector to enhance digital literacy and bridge the 'digital divide', by helping students use technology more effectively, and up-skilling adults working within sectors including education, commerce and healthcare.

Intel Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Sindh's IT department to assist in the development of 'digital fluency' through Intel's Easy Steps program. The program aims to address deficiencies in IT literacy among the country's adult population. Intel will provide the program curriculum free to the government, and will conduct an initial training session for its trainers and representatives. In turn, these representatives will run community training sessions across the region.

Under the Intel® Teach and Intel ISEF programs, Intel Pakistan has also signed an MoU with The City School, a network of private schools with branches in more than 20 cities. The programs, designed to enhance use of ICT in education, comprise 'awareness workshops' with principals, as well as technology planning workshops. The agreement will enable training sessions for representatives from more than 43 rural districts. In turn, these representatives will train more than 6000 teachers, who will pass on the skills to their students. For the ISEF component, Intel will run a series of workshops which promotes participation in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

These agreements are the latest in a series of MoUs enabling the expansion of the Intel Teach program, whereby Intel helps teachers understand how, when and where to bring technology tools and resources into their classrooms. Recent examples include the MoUs signed with technology company Viper Technology (to train to train school, college and university teachers) and electricity distribution company Lahore Electricity Supply Corporation (also around the Intel Easy Steps curriculum).

MoU signing with the Government of Sindh MoU signing with The City School, Pakistan
MoU signing with the Government
of Sindh
MoU signing with The City School,
Pakistan