Intel India has launched the Intel Computer Clubhouse at Children’s Lovecastles Trust (CLT) in Jakkur village near Bangalore. The Intel Computer Clubhouse is an after-school program, where underprivileged youth ages eight to 18 have access to high-tech equipment and mentoring in order to develop skills that open up opportunities, encourage self-confidence and foster creativity.
Youth who visit the Computer Clubhouse learn through teamwork using the PC as a tool for learning They create digital artwork, write and edit their own short movies, and also work on relevant community focused projects.
Participating at the inauguration, Bhagya Rangachar, Founder and Managing Trustee, CLT views the Intel Computer Clubhouse as an innovative program where young people can explore new ideas, develop skills and become comfortable with the use of technology.
The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is a key component of the Intel Innovation in Education initiative, a global, multimillion-dollar effort to help realize the possibilities of science, math and technology in education. There are currently 65 Intel Computer Clubhouses open in 10 countries.
“The Intel Computer Clubhouse is a unique model that provides young people from this community with a venue to learn how to creatively use computers and software,” said Debjani Ghosh, Regional Manager (Education Programs, Asia), Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd.
"CLT’s commitment to the Intel Computer Clubhouse program shows the positive impact companies and organizations can have when we join together to address the digital divide and help India’s youth develop skills to participate in and succeed in a knowledge-based economy,” she added.
Cyber News Service