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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Dell Launches India's First PolicyHack for Teachers




The PolicyHack challenged teams of teachers and school representatives to come up with innovative solutions to problems faced by teachers inside and outside the classroom 
  
Dell, as a part of its three-city PolicyHack series, hosted an interactive hackathon, where teachers focused on their learning journey. In a first-of-its-kind hackathon for teachers, Dell has partnered with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and Ignus, to create a platform where teachers, school representatives and a cross-sectional group experts related to education can interact with each other.
           
The maiden PolicyHackTM in India was conducted at two levels: over 80 schools pan-India shared their statements of purpose. Basis the evaluation parameters, top 20 shortlisted schools presented their ideas to the Jury, which comprised of Mr. Sanjay Awasthi (Member Secretary - NCTE), Mr. Rajive Gulati (Head - Start-Up Incubator, HARTRON), Prof. Dr. Anantha Duraiappah (Director, UNESCO MGIEP), Mr. Subir Shukla (Founder - Group Ignus), Mr. Ajay Kaul (Director - Dell EMC) and Ms. Ritu Gupta (Director - Dell).

Dell plans to present three more PolicyHacks in other regions of the country in 2019, in an endeavour to foster and cultivate innovative ideas on how teachers can leverage technology for themselves and for the benefit of their students. PolicyHackTM is a global forum of Public Policy discussions, curated under the umbrella of Realizing 2030 - wherein Dell strives to explore and realize the true potential of technology to drive human progress.

The objective of the PolicyHack is to enable an ecosystem-wide understanding of key problems that impact the learning journey of a teacher. The maiden hackathon for teachers was won by the Government Boys Senior Secondary School No 1 Ghonda, Delhi who presented the most promising and innovative ideas and solutions. The teams who were runners up were Indraprastha International School, Gyan Devi Salwan Public School and Dr. Sampuranand SKV-1.

Dell is committed to turning the winning proposal into a reality. The PolicyHack team with the winning proposal will work alongside Dell and the relevant stakeholders to further develop their policy solutions post the hackathon.



NEW DELHI, January 18, 2019


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