Intel® Education Initiatives
has been awarded by the Chandigarh Education department for its untiring efforts in empowering students and teachers of Chandigarh for the second consecutive year. The award was presented by the Governor Punjab and UT Administrator, General (Retd) S.F.Rodrigues on 22nd September, in a ceremony at Government College for Girls, Chandigarh.
The Governor commended and congratulated Intel for its relentless efforts and contribution in empowering students through the Intel Learn Program and teachers through the Intel Teach Program. Ms. Shweta Khurana, Intel® representative received the award from the Governor.
In Chandigarh, Intel® Learn Program was launched in 2006 for children aged 8-16 years and is presently being implemented through Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Alternative Innovative Education centers and 24 Government schools in Chandigarh. So far, Intel has trained more than 4000 learners and 800 teachers in Chandigarh.
The Intel® Learn Program not only imparts technology skills required by the students of 21st century but also helps classroom teachers to enhance student learning. The children from poor socio-economic backgrounds have benefited from the program and now have easy access to technology literacy.
Several success stories highlight Intel's efforts in the Union Territory, among which is the story of Anita, a physically challenged deaf and dumb 14 year old girl, who had dropped out of formal schooling because other children teased her. The Intel Learn Program helped her to gain her lost confidence. She has enrolled in a formal school set up after completing the Intel program and now dreams of higher education. The program not only capacitated her with technology skills but also life skills like collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving.
The award has acknowledged Intel® for imparting education with dedication, sincerity, and enthusiasm.