Intel to support Ministry of Education's '1,000 Schools Project'
Intel Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the
Ministry of Education today in support of the Government's 1,000 Schools
Education Minister Bandula
Gunawardena, Intel Country Manager Sri Lanka Indika De Zoysa
and other officials
Under this MoU, Intel Teach, a professional development program that
enables educators to effectively integrate Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical
thinking and collaboration skills among their students will be
introduced to enhance the teaching experience across these schools.
At the signing ceremony, Minister of Education, Bandula Gunewardena
said, "ICT education is vital to succeed in the 21st century and our
work with Intel has helped make significant progress towards achieving
Our initiative of launching 1,000 schools across the Island is aimed
at taking the benefits of education to rural children.
Having trained over 23,000 teachers, islandwide, the Intel(r) Teach
program will help teachers in these 1,000 schools also to integrate ICT
into their lessons and empower our students to keep abreast with the
rest of the world." The MoU was signed by Secretary, Ministry of
Education, H. M. Gunasekera and, Country Manager for Intel Sri Lanka,
Indika de Zoysa in the presence of Minister of Education, Bandula
Gunewardena, Additional Secretary to the President's Office, Anura
Dissanayake and other Ministry officials.
"The MoE's 1,000 schools project is making strides in creating a
workforce that will turn Sri Lanka into a knowledge hub.
Integrating Intel's Teach program will equip teachers with the skills
needed to achieve this goal,", Additional Secretary to The President's
Office, Anura Dissanayake said.