Intel Advances Commitment through Diverse Partnerships, Including 10x10 Film and Social Action Campaign
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In celebration of the United Nations’ first International Day of the Girl today, Intel Corporation is expanding its global commitment to further education for girls and women by announcing multiple strategic partnerships and programs. Millions of girls around the world have limited or no access to education. Intel believes that broader access to education for girls and women will significantly catalyze social progress and help drive worldwide economic growth.
Intel’s key engagement is with 10x10, a global action campaign that seeks to educate and empower girls around the world. “Girl Rising,” 10x10’s full-length feature film and the centerpiece of this campaign, reveals the extraordinary stories of real girls tackling nearly impossible odds on the road to education. Scheduled for a March premiere, the documentary amplifies the importance of investing in girls and aims to increase understanding and empathy so people are compelled to take action.
To further the powerful message of “Girl Rising,” Intel is collaborating with notable partners and policy makers to provide insight into the economic development and policy challenges facing girls around the world. Research consistently proves that educating girls breaks the cycle of generational poverty. For example:
“Intel has worked for decades to improve education around the world,” said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group and president of the Intel Foundation. “If we can close the education gap with girls, we will have transformed their lives and the lives of everyone they touch.”
Through access to technology, scholarships and community learning programs, Intel provides girls and women with opportunities for quality education and personal growth. Intel’s programs equip women with access to the information they need to excel. With a 21st century skillset and a newfound level of confidence, girls and women can advance their ideas and personal drive to change their lives. In addition to 10x10, Intel’s influential programs include:
About Intel’s Education Commitment
In this increasingly global economy, Intel recognizes that curiosity, critical thinking and a strong foundation in math and science are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce to compete for the high-tech jobs of the 21st century. Over the past decade alone, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million volunteer hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries.
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1 Source: Council on Foreign Relations
2 Source: Chris Fortson, “Women’s Rights Vital for Developing World,” Yale News Daily 2003
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