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Bringing HP technology to those who need it most – converting shipping containers into learning labs
Currently, only about one in eight of India’s 220 million school-going children go on to attend college. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the Indian government hopes to increase the number of school-going children to 30 percent by 2020. Access to education and technology will play a key role in enabling this transformation.
HP is goaled with bringing innovation to this problem. Today, we introduced our fourth Lab-in-Box prototype to Vidyanagar Primary School students in Ahmedabad, converting a shipping container into a learning lab. Each container is both self-sustainable and fully operational, equipped with 15 HP Multiseat Thinclients, a multifunctional printer, wireless connectivity, electricity, furniture, fans and air conditioning.
“We welcome this initiative from HP and their partners. Both our students and our teachers have benefitted immensely from the easier access to quality IT and it has helped raise their proficiency and knowledge levels,” said Pramukhray Patel, Principal at Vidyanagar Primary School. “As more students and teachers familiarize themselves with the HP Lab-in-Box, we’re sure it will help raise education competencies in our school.”
The Lab-in-Box initiative is just one part of HP’s broader commitment to fostering innovation in education in India, a commitment that also includes the HP Catalyst Program, the HP LIFE program, the HP-JAYE Social Innovation Relay, and the $1 Million Education Innovation Fund for India.
To find additional information on HP’s sustainability and social innovation efforts, visit here.