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Intel iWorld Aids Post-earthquake China

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A devastating earthquake rocked the mountainous Sichuan Province in Western China on May 12, 2008, leading to the deaths of some 69,000 people. Homes, hospitals, factories, and schools were destroyed, and survivors’ lives were left in ruins.
A team from Intel immediately began assessing how the company could best leverage its technology expertise and the energy of its employees to assist with recovery efforts. Because of the massive scale of the damage, it was apparent that much more than short-term delivery of relief supplies was needed; long-term support would be critical.
Intel launched the “iWorld” Program, a comprehensive recovery initiative, just 10 days after the quake. The program placed a heavy emphasis on getting students back to school by establishing 200 state-of-the-art “e-classrooms,” each equipped with computers, software, and high-speed Internet connections to link teachers and students to the outside world. The goal was to bring some normalcy back into children’s lives and to do much more than simply replace what was lost in the quake—to instead create long-term, sustainable learning environments where students could pursue their dreams.
Critical to the success of the “iWorld” Program were more than 2,000 Intel volunteers, who since the quake have contributed more than 50,000 hours of service benefiting over 100,000 students in the region. Intel volunteers provided technical support and also helped develop curriculum for the e-classrooms. In addition to their time, employees contributed cash, bringing total contributions to the “iWorld” Program from employees, Intel, and the Intel Foundation to $6.9 million to date.

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