Intel Teach initiative launched in Sabaragamuwa
Intel EM Limited, in collaboration with the Secondary Education
Modernization Project of the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, launched
the latest phase of the Intel Education initiative in Ratnapura bringing
Intel Teach program to the Sabaragamuwa Province.
Education Director, Sabaragamuwa Province, R. Abeysingha,
Chief Secretary, Sabaragamuwa Province, P. Kodithuwakku,
Director, Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP)
of the Ministry of Education, Anura Dissanayake, Country
Business Manager, Intel EM Limited, Sri Lanka Liaison
office, Indika De Zoysa, and Project Manager SEMP Central
province Thilak Ekanayake, at the Intel Teach Directors
Leadership Technology Forum held recently at the Parakaduwa
training centre in Ratnapura.
Adopted in over 40 countries, Intel Teach is aimed at enabling
teachers to better exploit the full education potential of the
technology age. The program has made tremendous headway in Sri Lanka as
well, having already been successfully introduced to the Western,
Central and Uva Provinces last year. Over 7,500 teachers have already
been trained under this program in the Island.
Country Business Manager, Intel EM Limited, Sri Lanka Liaison office
Indika de Zoysa, said, "The benefits of technology have permeated
various areas of personal development, but its most manifest and
tangible results are seen in education. Intel together with the Ministry
of Education believes it is important that Sri Lanka receives these
benefits so as to afford our student population the same technological
advantage and opportunity for progress reaped by students around the
world. We are thankful to the Ministry for all the support they have
given us in taking this program to so many parts of the country already,
without whom this project would not have been the success it is.'
The Intel Teach in-service program is a professional development
program that trains teachers who are already working in schools. This
program aims at improving the instructional strategies of teachers and
interactive quality of lessons by harnessing a technology-supported
learning environment in the classroom.