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Intel to train 10 mn teachers in next 5 years

Intel plans to train 10 million teachers from developing nations in information technology over the next five years.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 17:55 IST

Intel Corporation plans to train an additional 10 million teachers from developing nations in information technology over the next five years.

"The teachers would have the knowledge of 'how, when and where' to incorporate technology tools and resources into the learning environment, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barret said in a statement.

"Through our increased efforts, we have the potential of reaching a billion students in developing nations by the end of 2010", he said adding this new effort supplements 100 million dollar annual commitment of Intel to improve education for young people world wide.

As part of its expanded programme, it plans to donate an additional 100,000 personal computers to classrooms in the developing nations.

Intel's 'Teach to the Future' initiative is a worldwide effort that has helped a number of teachers in promoting effective use of technology in classrooms.

The initiative incorporates the use of internet, web page designing and student projects as vehicles of learning experience.

Since 2000, Intel has trained over three million teachers in 35 countries.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 17:55 IST