As the COVID pandemic continues to decimate any sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives, remote education has rapidly become the norm.
While this seems like a sensible solution in this day and age, the reality is that the increasing shift to technologically-based solutions has left the certain communities behind. Let's face it, although most of us take computers, tablets, and such for granted, they aren't as easily accessible by financially challenged or remotely located communities.
Huawei has stepped up to the plate by kicking off the TECH4ALL Remote Education initiative in collaboration with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and strategicc partners; the initiative aims to bridge the digital divide by "focusing efforts on connectivity, applications, and skills."
“We believe in the power of technology to make education more accessible and inclusive, allowing everyone to benefit from quality education. By digitizing schools through the TECH4ALL initiative, education is no longer bound to the traditional classroom."
- Zac Chow, Vice President of Huawei Malaysia Carrier Network Business Group
As part of the initiative, Huawei will be providing Huawei IdeaHub Smart Screens to selected schools throughout Indera Mahkota.
According to Huawei, the Huawei IdeaHub Smart Screen "is an intelligent endpoint that integrates multiple functions including multi-screen collaboration between mobiles and PCs, interactive whiteboard, remote collaboration and Full High Definition video conferencing." These integrated functions facilitate flexible online learning by providing teachers a platform to easily share high-quality learning content and enable student participation.
Kudos to Huawei for supporting the communities who need the most help adjusting to the new norm. Hopefully more companies will follow suit and contribute the resources needed to create a better learning environment for all.