On 10 October, Intel Sri Lanka - in collaboration with the Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) of The Ministry of Education - donated Classmate PCs and a Wi-Fi zone to Dharmaraja College Kandy in Sri Lanka. Schoolchildren will now be able to access Internet resources including
- facilitating mobile teaching and learning within the school premises.
The Classmate PCs were presented to the school by the Honorable Minister of Education, Susil Premajayantha. The Hon. Premajayantha is also a Master Trainer who has facilitated more than 100 Master Teachers trained under the Intel® Teach Program. The event was part of ICT Day, a feature of Education Week celebrations in the Central Province that coincides with Teachers' Day on 6 October.
Mr. Tilak Ekanayake, Central Province Project Manager SEMP said, "SEMP has given computer training to 6,047 teachers in the Central Province thus far. The Intel Teach Training Program is certainly a positive response to our request to familiarize teachers with modern technology. It is a privilege for the teachers of the Central Province to receive in-depth training on 'project-based learning', which is currently being used in 44 countries all over the world."
The Intel Teach program in Sri Lanka to date has helped more than 5,000 teachers from the Western, Central and Uva Provinces. The Master Teachers facilitated at the event have each completed the training of ten or more of their fellow school teachers in their respective schools in accordance with the Intel Teach curriculum.