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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 Project.

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 this.

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.



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