Intel Education Service Corps

12 Sep

Hey Pretty Little Readers ~ Please read for a brief, but meaningful temporary topic change to the blog.

Technology is a powerful tool for achieving social, economic and environmental impact.

Recently – like only 5 weeks ago recently – I was selected to participate in an amazing project at work called the The Intel Education Service Corps (IESC). The IESC works closely with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries to provide technical support and training for projects using Intel technologies. Since 2009, IESC teams have worked in 21 countries to deploy thousands of Intel devices and train teachers, students and end-users in sectors including education, health and agriculture.

Now, just to level set, I’ve applied to work on one of the projects…I dunno…3 or 4 times? So being selected was extra special for me. Being selected for a team heading to Africa, well, I was over the moon.

{Image Courtesy of Intel}

Specifically, our team is heading to Rwanda to build out two classrooms at two different schools (laptops, networking infrastructure) – one primary and a secondary {one is all girls!}. We’ll be at each school for a week, helping teachers integrate technology in to their lesson planing and teaching the students how to use that technology!

For real time updates, please follow along on the facebook page: Intel Education Service Corps – Rwanda or on my regular PLD on twitter, PLD on instagram, or PLD on pinterest channels.

Click here to learn more about the Intel Education Service Corps.

I’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program in a few weeks! Please wish my team and I safe travel, good vibes, and a powerful and positive life changing experience for us and those we are working with!

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