HP Inc. Joins Global Movement to Bring Computer Science Education to Students Around the World

HP Inc. Joins Global Movement to Bring Computer Science Education to Students Around the World
More than 1,000 HP Employees Volunteer to impact over 15,000 students

SINGAPORE, Dec 7, 2016 — HP Inc. today announced that more than 1,000 HP volunteers from offices across the globe are participating in Hour of Code – one of the largest learning events in history – during Computer Science Education Week,December 5-11.
While computer science is one of the defining fields of the 21st century, fewer schools teach computer science today than 10 years ago. HP is helping to change this by partnering with Code.org to sponsor Hour of Code, which aims to deliver computer science education to students worldwide.
“Giving students access to computer science education and getting them excited about potential careers in STEM fields is critical to fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators,” said Anneliese Olson, general manager of Personal Systems, HP Asia-Pacific & Japan. “In Asia-Pacific, HP employees in Singapore, China, Japan, and India are taking part in Hour of Code. We hope their involvement will spark and nurture students’ interest in computer science from their early school years.”
Through HP’s participation, the company will introduce primary and secondary students and teachers to computer science through one-hour introductory sessions designed to demystify coding and show how easy it is to learn the basics of computer science. Globally, HP will introduce computer science to more than 15,000 students.
In Singapore, HP has joined this movement to deliver computer science education at Fairfield Methodist Primary School on Nov 11. Over 20 HP volunteers guided about 280 primary four students through 14 levels of coding in a Minecraft tutorial using HP notebook PCs. Each student received an Hour of Code certificate of completion and souvenirs at the end of the session.

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