Intel provides 500 PCs for Egypt education project

Intel and CARE deliver 500 Classmate PCs to schools in Egypt

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Intel provides 500 PCs for Egypt education project The Classmate PCs will be used to improve educational opportunities, particularly for female students.
By  Mark Sutton Published  January 7, 2010

Intel and humanitarian organization CARE have collaborated on a project to deliver 500 Intel Classmate PCs to educational districts in Egypt.

The project, implemented under Intel's World Ahead Program and CARE's Power Within Program, has seen the installation of the low cost, child friendly PCs at 20 schools in the governorates of Minya and Beni Suef.

The PCs will be used to deliver education to students, especially girls, to help build their skills for the information economy. Intel has also provided training for teachers and trained volunteers to help deliver the project, which went live in the first two weeks of last month.

"We are grateful for Intel's extensive support of this project," said Areeg Hegazi, CARE's education program manager in Egypt. "The opportunity for students, especially girls, to build their skills and engage in the global information economy positions them well for future studies and eventually better employment opportunities."

Sarah Bouchie, director of Basic & Girls' Education at CARE added: "Power Within is CARE's commitment to helping 10 million girls complete primary education and develop leadership skills. As these girls grow into young women, they will make a difference in fighting poverty in their families and communities. Given the significant educational challenges for girls in Upper Egypt, we have chosen these communities as our focus."

Eng Taha Khalifa, Intel's country manager for Egypt commented: "In an era driven by innovation, Intel has a strong belief that students deserve to have the right skills to succeed, and over the last 10 years Intel has invested $1 billion and 2 million employee volunteer hours to improving education worldwide. Student motivation increases significantly with the ability to interact, communicate and collaborate through technology. In order to compete and succeed at international level, Egyptian students need to be comfortable with technology and include it in their everyday life."

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