Intel to donate 8000 PCs to Africa

By   |  May 31, 2006

On the eve of the World Economic Forum meeting being held in Cape Town this week, Intel has committed to deliver 8000 PCs to South Africa and Nigeria. The PCs will be distributed through the education departments of the two countries.

Earlier this month Intel president and CEO told Reuters that the company plans to spend “$1 billion over five years to promote Internet use and computer training in developing countries, the latest move in the No. 1 chip maker’s effort to break into new markets”.

The announcement of the PC donations follows the official launch of the global driving wireless technologies such as WiMax in the education sector.

Worldwide the programme intends dontating 100 000 PCs over the next five years.

In South Africa, Intel is working with the government, SA Council for Educators and educators to implement the PCs.

Intel has already established an education programme in South and sub-Saharan Africa and to date more than 30 000 educators have been trained through the company’s Teach to the Future programme in South Africa.

The company has now also launched the programme in Nigeria, with the goal of training 150 000 teachers over the next three years.

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One Response to “Intel to donate 8000 PCs to Africa”

  1. John O.Arosanyin
    June 2nd, 2006 @ 12:00 am

    This great and can be made greater. It\’s a good start but 8000 is too small for Nigeria alone. By the way, thanks for putting Nigeria on the premier list; but please give guideines to the education ministry on the distribution. I\’ll suggest one of the guidelines: Private Mission-Based Universities should be considered in the allocation, especially those just taking off. We need all the assistance we can get.

    Bravo.

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