Intel signs skoool deal with Egypt firm
Cairo, August 19, 2007
Intel has teamed up with Edu Systems International (ESI) for the Skoool Interactive Learning and Teaching Technology programme.
The agreement is part of Intel’s involvement in the Egyptian Education Initiative launched at the World Economic Forum in Sharm El Sheikh 2006.
Working with key local companies and the Ministry of Education in Egypt, Intel aims to customise, deploy, and develop its skoool Interactive Learning and Teaching Technology programme in Egypt.
Intel and ESI have plans to implement in Egypt an Egyptian version of Skoool Education Technology web tool to be termed skoool, for example, for learning and teaching.
“Our main priority in providing Egyptian students with an enhanced e-learning experience is that our skoool technology content is aligned with the school curriculum here in Egypt,” said Dr. Khaled Elamrawi, Intel general manager, Egypt, Levant and North Africa at a signing ceremony which took place today at the Intel office.
“We are pleased to work with the Egyptian government to up-level the education curricula at schools and to integrate tailor-made local content solutions. Through a sustained public-private partnership with educators and governments in more than 50 countries, we aim to deliver programmes that improve the effective use of technology to enhance 21st century skills, and encourage excellence in mathematics, science, and engineering,” he added.
The Skoool Interactive Learning and Teaching Technology programme is designed to exemplify the benefits of high quality multi-media technology and to stimulate wider use of these technologies in an effort to expand and improve student education worldwide. More than one million students and teachers use this Web resource to explore key math and science concepts. skoool is currently offered in Ireland, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, with Egypt being the next spot that will offer the programme.
"ESI strongly emphasizes capacity building and corporate social responsibility in its relationship with the community," says EST chairman Dr Hassan El-Kalla. "That's why the launch of skoool.eg here in Egypt is a very important step for us."
Through the Intel World Ahead Programme, Intel aims to enhance lives by accelerating access to uncompromised technology for everyone, anywhere in the world. Intel focuses its efforts to advance progress in four areas namely accessibility, content, education and connectivity. – TradeArabia News Service