INTEL CSR PROGRAMS
Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2010
Intel's main contribution goes to building and enhancing local competencies and which addresses local needs. In Pakistan, Intel works with educators and government to improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology; encouraging excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math; and enabling cutting-edge research.
Intel has two CSR programs running in the country ñ Intel Education Initiative and ICT in Education.
Under the Intel Education Initiative, Intel has achieved the following milestones: More than 225,000 teachers have been trained in over 60 districts of Pakistan on the Intel Teach Program, the largest and most successful teacher professional development program of its kind.
Intel Education Awards is held every year. These awards aim to recognise teachers and schools which have enhanced student learning by using technology effectively in promoting inquiry based learning. All participating teachers and schools must have been trained under the Intel Teach Program.
Intel Teach Program was launched in Pakistan in the year 2002 as a small pilot project in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education. The program in its initial year successfully imparted 271 teachers, after which there was no looking back. The program has expanded manifolds within the past seven years and currently offers a suite of courses and workshops to teachers, principals and administrators to suit varying levels of needs and readiness in terms of ICT in education.
The International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) was launched in Pakistan in 2004 with the aim of promoting students interest in science and research. Research workshops are held across Pakistan to educate teachers and students on science and research. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's largest pre-college science competition. In Pakistan, on an annual basis, research workshops, district, provincial, and national science fair is held to involve students of grades 9 to 12 to create an interest in science and research. Every year three projects (5 students) are selected and sponsored by Intel to compete at the international fair in the United States.
Intel has also been contributing to the education space through donation of PCs and labs, including the classmate PC, which is specially designed for use by students and teachers. So far, over 150 labs have been setup across Pakistan. The aim is to support the government in its initiatives towards the proliferation of ICT in education and the effective use of ICT to improve teachers and students skills.
At Intel, we continue to focus on making sure that corporate responsibility is woven through our values and decision-making processes. We believe in giving back to the society in which we operate. Our goal is to provide more opportunity to people worldwide to participate in today's global economy and take advantage of the information available to them.
In collaboration with local partners, we work to bring people more PCs, tools and services that are customised for the needs of Pakistanis.