Intel unveils Asia’s first computer clubhouse

By : |December 10, 2001 0

NEW DELHI: Intel has opened its first computer clubhouse in Asia in
association with Katha, an NGO providing education in slums in Govindpuri area
of New Delhi. It is an after school program where children have access to
high-tech equipment and Katha will give the certification. Intel has provided
the hardware and software for the venture.

At present 1,200 hundred students have been enrolled for the certification
program named ‘KITES’. Besides this there are two other certified courses of
six-month duration, which can be done after the school hours. 67 students have
enrolled for these courses so far. The clubhouse has trained coordinators who
teach students through pictorial representations.

Intel has provided 22 computers and several software to the clubhouse. In the
clubhouse students learn by doing projects. Projects focus on creating online
magazines with music, developing videos, interacting with other students via
video conference to develop learning materials and study aids, developing
science and maths projects online, creating websites on local towns and sites of
historical interest.

Speaking on the occasion Intel Asia- Pacific managing director, Avtaar Saini
said, "Computer literacy has become indispensable to a person’s
educational, career, social and cultural development. Katha’s commitment to the
Intel Computer clubhouse shows the positive impact companies and organizations
can have when we join together to address the digital divide".

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