As this year draws to a close, we looked back to see that, without a doubt, this has been a year of hitting milestones and having impact in our many communities across the Asia Pacific region.
Whether it was through our continuing efforts to enable digital literacy in communities across the region, pursuing true education transformation and enhance learning based on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or even bridging the divide between greater education and girls, Intel was proud to be so relentless in its efforts to deliver true empowerment to its people and communities…
To deliver on our commitment to empower individuals and communities across the region, Intel has been unwavering in its determination to remove gender-based barriers to education and technology. Through our CSR efforts, we have witnessed first-hand the opportunities and transformations that can be created when girls are able to access quality education.
Our Intel Learn Program has provided opportunities for youth in developing countries to gain key skills needed for tomorrow’s success, focusing on digital literacy, problem-solving and collaboration. The results speak for themselves. As of this year, we have reached 900,000 girls and young women in 18 countries around the world...
Empowerment is the cornerstone of our CSR strategy at Intel. It also enables the individual to become a catalyst for a chain reaction of change throughout their community, empowering others along the way. It is through this insight that Intel ensures its initiatives make a real and lasting impact.
Communities are built on the people within them, and Intel’s employees are the conduit by which the company interacts and immerses itself within its communities. Our employee volunteer program – Intel Involved – is designed to empower, support and recognize employees who volunteer in their communities.
Intel is helping to remove gender-based barriers to education and technology by working mutually with partners in society and government. The launch of Intel’s latest global CSR initiative –
, shows our commitment to a proven strategy to drive the innovation economy and ultimately advance the way people live, work and learn.
Through our long-standing commitment to advance education and access to technology, we have learnt first-hand how investing in women and girls improves not only their lives, but also that of their families, communities and the economy.
In line with our ongoing efforts to drive innovation, productivity and growth in the Asia Pacific, Intel co-hosted the Asia NGO Innovation Summit 2012 in Seoul, Korea, to engage leaders in collaborative discussions around social and economic transformation in the region.
Historic eLearning Voyage
Students at Berwick’s Kambrya College have applied their skills and knowledge to a virtual journey aboard an 1813 convict chip-thanks to the Intel® Teach Essentials course. Intel Teach Essentials emphasized the 21st century learning and focused on effective pedagogy and assessment practices, higher order thinking, and provided strong support material. All are woven into the curriculum and use technology available to students and teachers at the college.
Source: Education Times, volume 15, number 4, March 22, 2007Intel promotes multi-core technologies along with 37 universities in China
Intel announced its plans to expand the Multi-core University program to another 32 universities in China, bringing the total number of participating universities to 37 in China. This program will not only cultivate more innovative computer talents for IT industry, but also drive the popularization of multi-core technology in Chinese universities. Articles appeared in over 20 publications, including Shanghai Business, China Information News, International Business Daily, EETimes and
www.sina.com.cn*. The Online Education Toolkit for Policy Makers, Planners and Practitioners
Intel India Pvt Ltd cooperated with UNESCO, Bangkok to introduce “ICT in Education” policy makers toolkit to meet the need of policymakers in the Asia Pacific region on the process of integrating ICT into educational systems and activities. Key experts and stakeholders with varied experiences and perspectives from different states of India participated in the four-day workshop from August 6-9, 2007 at New Delhi.
Source: www.ictinedtoolkit.org* Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?
The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Intel and the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) signed an MoU on technology entrepreneurship which entails an investment of Rs 2.12 crore. The program, which also involves the partnership of the University of California-Berkeley, includes selecting aspiring tech entrepreneurs.
Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com* and www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com*Intel Education—Empowering 21st Century Research, Teaching and Learning
Intel continues its involvement in education through programs of the Intel® Education Initiative, including Intel® Teach Program, Intel® Learn Program, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS), and Intel® Higher Education Program, which promote the skills needed for success in the 21st century.
Source: www.educationworld.com* Encouraging research and problem solving, the Intel way Intel India Design Centre, in association with Intel® Higher
Education Program, is organizing a research contest for final year undergraduate and post-graduate students from select institutions with the objective of giving students an opportunity to develop problem-solving and analytical skills; simulate innovative thinking; and encourage them to take up higher research as a career.Source: Online edition of India's National Newspaper - The Hindu
Intel, NVS honor teachers, students and schools
Intel India along with the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) today honored students, teachers, and schools trained through the Intel® Teach Program under a joint initiative launched by the Department of Education and Intel. Under the Intel World Ahead Program, Intel® Teach is a worldwide initiative to help classroom teachers learn how best to use technology to improve teaching and learning.
Sources: Moneycontrol.com* andwww.itnewsonline.com*Malaysia Education Policy ICT Driven, Says Intel
Driven by the progressive Malaysia education policy, Intel’s educational programs have made great success in the country. With the support of local government, the Intel® Teach Program has trained 40,000 teachers locally, and narrowed down the digital gap in Malaysia. The 1:1 e-Learning program was also launched in the country to help students develop the ICT-based skills.
Source:http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news.php?id=320706* Source: Moneycontrol.com* and Source: www.itnewsonline.com* 10 schools in e-learning programme
Intel Corp and the IT support arm of the Education Ministry, Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan (BTP) work together to implement the 1:1 e-learning model where students are each given a specially-designed RM1, 050 notebook computer called Classmate. The three-year program will kick-off in July with 10 schools in peninsular Malaysia. It changes the way students learn subjects, and help them develop 21st century skills including problem solving, delegation and communication skills and learn human values.
Sources: Star, Sunday New Straits Times (Learning Curve)Untethered access to resources back to top
Intel Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and the Education Ministry recently announced the conclusion of the third phase of the Wireless Technology Pilot Programme, a collaboration allowing teachers to harness the Internet as an effective teaching tool in classrooms. During the third phase, 500 wireless access points were installed in 175 schools, enabling a learning environment untethered to desks or even classrooms. Thus learning becomes more student-oriented than teacher-centric with a marked improvement in their academic performance.
Source: Sunday New Straits Times (Learning Curve)“Smart Education Partnership”
As many as 13 companies are engaged in the Smart Education Partnership which will help the education initiative in schools. Among the 13 companies, Intel Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd and MyPressto.com Sdn Bhd have signed a memorandum of understanding and 11 companies have confirmed their commitment. The Education Minister, Hishammuddin Tun Hussein stated that Intel can help students with 1:1 learning with the One on One e-learning programme. From an infrastructure perspective, Intel has helped build wireless LAN's in more than 475 schools.
Source: Utusan Malaysia Asia-Pacific's first 21st century teaching RM1000 for one-to-one teaching
Intel Corp works with Malaysia’s Bahagian Teknologi Pendidikan BTP to launch a three-year pilot program to introduce the latest e-learning program of the 21st century at 10 selected schools. With Intel’s donation of 2,000 Intel-powered Classmate PCs over next three years, the new 1:1 e-learning model will change the current education mode and help students develop 21st century skills.
Source: Sin Chew daily Get Ready for 1:1 E-Learning
Intel Malaysia and the Education Ministry’s education technology division (ETD) work together to implement a 1:1 e-learning model in 10 selected public schools. Part of Intel’s World Ahead Initiative, the pilot project is to demonstrate that equipping students with a PC each can help them develop 21st century digital skills. Intel will donate total 2,000 RM1, 050 Classmate PCs for the project and wishes further collaboration with the Ministry to promote 1:1 e-learning in more schools next year.
Sources: Sunday New Straits Times (Learning Curve),www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2007/05/03/2578653.htm*, www.lowyat.net/v2/latest/intel-and-moe-to-accelerate-e-learning-in-school.html*Winning Team
Philippine science students (from left) Andrew Diamante, Steven Tan, Jed Sidney Oliva, Michelle Barbon, Rachel Bernados, Mary Cris Corpuz, Adrian Patacsil and Rachel Ruth Cahilig returned the other day from Atlanta where they received a special award for their invention, a microtremor device, which they exhibited at the International Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by Agiolent Technologies.
Sources:Philippine Daily Inquirer Metro, Thursday,22 May 2008Intel picks science and engineering fair winners in Manila, Philippines
The 11th Intel Science and Engineering Fair was held in the Philippines with the support of Intel and the Department of Education. Ten high school students are the winners of the event and will represent Philippines to attend the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the US on May 11-14, 2008.
Intel Sponsors Five Thai Students for Intel ISEF
Intel Microelectronics (Thailand) Ltd. is sponsoring five young Thai students to attend the 59th Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, running from May 11-17 this year. Those students are winners of the Young Scientist Competition in the Computer Science and Engineering Project in Thailand. By giving vigorous support to the event over the past decade, the company has been committed to developing the science skills of Thai young people.Source: Bangkok Post, 20 February 2008 and Chiangmai Mail, 19 February 2008.