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 INTEL • HIO • WATERFORD COMPUTER PROJECT

This past April 2014, a five member Intel volunteer team of engineer/educators traveled to Kathmandu to help construct a new computer lab at the Lalitpur School. An amazing group of humanitarians headed by tech expert, Marty Flores. To guarantee a reliable source of electricity, the IESD team installed new solar panels to power the lab, replacing a 30-year-old, broken down gas generator. With a scant average of six hours of electricity per day from the power company, the school may soon be completely free from the Nepal electric grid. This represents a great independence for the school, and a huge step forward in using clean energy. With expert Intel guidance, HIO purchased 30 rugged, Classmate PC computers especially built for the conditions of a developing country. The computers were imaged with innovative, Waterford early learning software, geared for teaching English language, math and science skills to young children. The team worked tirelessly with Ram Adhikari, our in-country senior Director, along with the Lalitpur School elementary teachers and young students to introduce the new software. The computer lab is now humming, with classes of 30 children funneling in and out of the new room all day for classes. What a huge success the Intel team provided, advancing computer literacy to a generation of young readers.




As a very dependable power source, new solar panels installed for the Lalitpur computer lab will help the school to soon be totally off the Nepal power grid.



HIO sponsored kindergartner Dipshikya, with Intel's ​Aditi Bose



2nd-grader Astha Lama, choosing her personal profile using innovative, Waterford Early Learning software.
•  At the Lalitpur school, we've developed a very successful pilot project using computer technology to encourage a greater understanding of English language, math and science skills for young readers. 

•  With in-kind, volunteer assistance from Intel, we constructed a new computer lab with 30 Classmate PC computers imaged with innovative, early learning software from the Waterford Institute.  

EARLY LEARNING WITH COMPUTERS WILL HELP DEVELOP 21st
CENTURY SKILLS FOR CHILDREN GROWING UP IN A DIGITAL WORLD