HP PR, 4/12/12
HP today announced the creation of an education innovation fund in China. The fund will support teacher training through a donation of USD 1 mln to Zhejiang University and the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, with the aim of increasing the use of ICT solutions to improve education outcomes in China.
Over two years, more than 5,000 teachers from 500 rural and urban schools in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, and Chengdu, Sichuan Province, will be trained through the fund. The educators will be subsequently invited to enter a competition to demonstrate how they applied their training toward innovating teaching.
The project will contribute directly to the implementation of China's National Medium Strategy for Education Planning and Development (2011-2020). The announcement, made at the 2012 HP Catalyst Summit Beijing, is part of HP's initiative to use technology to drive education development, reform and innovation in China.
HP will partner with Zhejiang University and the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO in managing the fund.