Hewlett-Packard India and Rotary International District 3190 have announced the expansion of Project SANKYA to extend the reach of computer-aided education to government and unaided schools. As part of the project, HP's Systems Technology and Software Division has donated an additional 1,000 personal computers to the project.
Started in July 2006, SANKYA has helped set up computer labs in over 500 schools in Karnataka alone. Over 3,000 PCs have been donated in the last 24 months. Response from the industry and community further led to the creation of SANKYA Plus. The backbone of SANKYA Plus is an HP-Rotary hub that will connect numerous government and unaided schools through computers deployed under HP's reuse programme. This knowledge centre will facilitate the dissemination of information and knowledge to thousands of school-going children.
Plans involve connecting over 500 schools to the knowledge centre in the first phase of the project itself. The proposed initiative will utilise the existing computer network and will include creating pre-recorded virtual class room sessions delivered by some of the best teachers available. Additionally, the project will also identify and deploy laboratory simulation packages that will either compensate the lack of good laboratory infrastructure in many schools or supplement existing infrastructure in others.
Rick Steffens, vice president and general manager, Systems Technology and Software Division, HP, said, "We are delighted to further our commitment to SANKYA. This expansion commends the outstanding work of Rotary in the areas of education, computer literacy and development of scientific fervour, responding admirably to the diverse needs of different stakeholders in our society".
In India, HP has been actively involved in programmes that reinforce its commitment to increasing access to information technology, environmental responsibility and social investment in the community. HP believes that education is essential to economic development and to creating prosperous communities.
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Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:58:00 IST