HP, a leader in education technology, is enabling students from early to tertiary education, including those with special needs, to discover new ways of learning. Today, HP announced its support to Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan wherein over 222 Higher and Higher Secondary Schools in Rajasthan will reap the benefit of 250 HP computers.
This initiative of the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology (IT), Shri Sachin Pilot also promises to offer a dynamic digital learning environment for Madrasas and for students with special needs.
This is aligned to HP’s vision of bringing PC access to more students, empowering students to learn beyond the classroom with the latest technology solutions; and helping them cultivate specialized professional skills to take them from basic computer literacy to being able to collaborate, create and solve problems through technology.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Dutt, Vice President and General Manager, Personal Systems Group Hewlett Packard India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said “We at HP believe that if applied correctly, technology holds great potential to ensure quality education and ensure higher employability among the youth. There is a need to increase the impact of the teachers through technology in development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life. We hope that with this initiative we can help usher a digital revolution among students by making teaching with technology easier and more effective.”
Honorable Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology (IT), Shri Sachin Pilot said, "It is important to connect children in poorest and remotest parts of India with contemporary computer based education and to give them IT skills from an early age. Only then would we have fully achieved our promise and potential for an IT-enabled inclusive growth."
India has a lot of potential in terms of the benefits it can reap with the right technology. Hence it is important that private players and the government work together to help bridge the digital divide and contribute to the overall development of the country. Aligned to the above vision, HP plans to sell affordable PCs (less than Rs 575 per month) for people in rural areas under the Rural Broadband policy of The Government of India. Further HP has offered to connect the hospitals and medical colleges in Rajasthan under the PPP model with minimal investment from the Government which will lead to far improved healthcare for people of Rajasthan.
HP will continue to dedicate staff, R&D efforts and investments to develop effective products, services and solutions for education and government, so they can spend less time on IT and more time preparing themselves for the 21st century.