Forty Intel-powered Classmate PCs with WiFi connectivity were donated to Public School and College, a government-run institution in North Karachi. The PC lab was inaugurated by David Fosberg, Manager Intel World Ahead Program for APAC, in the presence of Raza Haroon, Minister for Information Technology, Government of Sindh.
The Intel World Ahead Program aims to enhance lives by accelerating access to un-compromised technology for everyone, everywhere. Focused on developing communities it integrates and extends its efforts to use technology to help improve their lives and economies.
These key components include connectivity and professional development programs that train teachers to apply improved learning methods and facilitate the integration of a digital curriculum as well as the development of relevant content via Intel® Teach program. Through this program training is provided to school teachers on how to use PCs and integrate technology in their teaching and school curriculum.
Altogether, these components aim to equip the next generation of Pakistanis with 21st century learning skills: technology and media literacy, effective communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
People in the developing world face many unique challenges, including having limited access to technology. The Intel World Ahead program is Intel’s unique mission to provide greater access to opportunities for the world’s underserved by expanding access to fully-featured yet affordable PCs that are tailored to meet real people’s needs. We are working towards building a classroom where PCs are a tool for learning, rather than a tool to be learned. It’s an exciting environment that engages and stimulates students, at the same time providing them with vital skills for the future.