HP has created an Education Innovation Fund in China. HP’s fund will support teacher training through a $1 million donation to Zhejiang University and the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The fund’s aim is to increase the use of information, communication and technology (ICT) solutions to improve education outcomes in China, says HP.
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, impacting thousands of students yearly. These educators will be subsequently invited to enter a competition to demonstrate how they applied their training toward innovating teaching.
HP made the announcement at the 2012 HP Catalyst Summit Beijing currently taking place in China.