Working together to transform education
Technology is a powerful tool for improving the quality of education. The Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) works closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries to deploy technology solutions based on Intel® Learning Series purpose-built platforms. Since 2009, IESC teams have worked in 11 countries to set up more than 1,200 Intel classmate PCs, training thousands of teachers and students to effectively use technology.
About the program
From solar-powered schools in Zambia to rural orphanages in Vietnam, IESC teams work with NGOs to define education technology solutions that meet their needs and to prepare rigorous plans for deployment, training and long-term sustainability. Contact Intel to discuss your education technology needs and to request an IESC team for your project.
The power of teamwork
Intel selects high-achieving employees for IESC assignments, which combine customer service and employee skills development with a dose of adventure. Teams spend at least one month preparing for their assignments and two weeks in the field implementing solutions. Volunteers are selected for their technical and training abilities, in addition to cross-cultural fluency and a passion for education.
It was an educator’s dream to watch the Intel team at work.
– Jorie Kincaid, Orphans Overseas
Watch an overview of the program
The IESC brings together Intel employees from around the world with children, educators, and local communities in developing countries, all with a focus on improving education with technology. Watch this video to get an overview of the program and to hear how it can help support your education objectives.
Making an impact around the globe
To date, more than 160 Intel volunteers have deployed over 1,200 classmate PCs in 11 countries around the globe, including Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, Haiti, India, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia. Read their blog posts >
In partnership with NGOs
IESC teams have collaborated with a variety of NGOs including CARE, Save the Children, World Vision, and many others. NGOs purchasing at least 20 Intel classmate PCs can request an IESC team to support their deployment and training in developing countries.
Intel® Learning Series Platforms
The Intel Learning Series consists of purpose-built designs for education including the Intel classmate PC and Intel® studybook. These solutions are the result of years of research in real classrooms around the world and combine hardware, software and content to create a collaborative, interactive, and dynamic learning experience.
IESC Volunteer Blogs from the Field
Read perspectives and stories about working with Orphans Overseas and underserved children in the Kenyan town of Thika.Read the blog >
Hear from Noel Durrant, a technical program manager at Intel, as he recaps his team’s experiences working with World Vision in Senegal.Read the blog >
Follow a project with Fundacion Nobis as Brett Buyack, a technology expert from Intel HR, recounts his experiences with schoolchildren in Machala, Ecuador.Read the blog >
Read about how IESC volunteers worked with orphans in Vietnam as part of an after-school program to get them excited about education.Read the blog >
Read this blog from Heather Levin, an applications engineer at Intel, who recaps her team’s first week of experiences in India working with CARE in Hardoi.Read the blog >
Bringing Digital Education to the World
The Intel® Learning Series brings together a global network of partners to deliver a complete, localized technology solution for schools and classrooms.Learn more about Intel Learning Series >
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