HP Philanthropy and education
HP Philanthropy and education
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“Simply turning over a check to his favorite school or college does
not end the businessman’s responsibility to education.”
Dave Packard, 1966
HP Philanthropy’s programs focus on helping people
get the most out of the products and services we grant
by equipping them with the right resources and tools.
We approach community investment keeping in mind
the same goals we have in serving our customers.
Global citizenship is one of our longstanding corporate
objectives, and community investment is one of the
many ways we demonstrate our commitment to being
a good corporate citizen. We make investments to
help preople around the world learn, work and thrive.
HP’s primary focus for giving involves three key areas:
• Educational opportunity Many schools and
universities lack the technology resources needed
to help students learn and be successful. HP awards
grants to schools, colleges and universities to
transform teaching and learning through technology.
• Environmental sustainability Through collaboration
with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs),
governments and other corporations, HP
advances environmental citizenship, addresses
climate change, and promotes energy
conservation and recycling.
• Economic development In communities affected by
high unemployment and economic decline,
HP promotes economic development through
technology, fostering conditions and growing
skills to help entrepreneurs succeed.
HP develops global programs, then tailors their
implementation to address local community needs.
We have education programs in place for each of
our main regions: Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ);
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); North
America; and Latin America.
HP’s commitment to education
HP contributed $45.6 million in cash and equipment
toward community investment in 2006. Of that
amount, $13.4 was invested in education.
Our commitment to education has been underscored
by our company’s leaders for more than 60 years.
Dave Packard began serving on the Palo Alto,
California, school board in 1948.
Effective technology integration can help individuals
reach their full potential, increase economic prosperity
and grow a diverse, highly skilled workforce. HP’s
educational initiatives focus on three major areas:
• Transforming the learning experience We
integrate technology into classrooms to
enhance teaching and learning processes.
• Leading students to high-tech careers Our goal
is to increase the number of students on paths
toward high-tech careers, emphasizing groups that
are underrepresented in the technology sector.
• Student success in math, science and engineering
In the United States and Canada, we aim to
enhance skills in math and science through
national and districtwide school reform and
professional development for teachers at the
K–12 level. Our global priority for higher
education is engineering. We offer an online
speaker series to higher-ed grant recipients as
well as an annual conference where engineering
professors can share projects and best practices.
HP Technology for Teaching
Educators benefit the most from technology when they
learn new techniques and can be part of a wider
teaching community. The HP Technology for Teaching
Grant awards a package of HP products, including
HP Tablet PCs and digital cameras, to K–12 and
higher-education recipients. The grant stands out for
its emphasis on community building, mentorship
and professional development.
By the end of 2006, we had awarded grants of more
than $36 million to nearly 650 educational institutions
in 32 countries. As a result, teachers have gained
inspiration, and because students are more engaged,
they are achieving more academically.
K–12 In the United States and Canada, HP provides
K–12 teachers with resources for online courses and
a mentor from the International Society for
Technology in Education (ISTE). At a weekend-long
ISTE conference, teachers set goals for the year.
Through an online community, teachers coordinate
their work with team members and participate in
discussions organized by grade level and subject.
Over the past two years, 100 percent of the final
reports submitted by HP grant recipients indicate
direct, positive effects on student learning.
Higher education Workshops, speaker events and
online communities help grant recipients form a lasting
network. At the HP Technology for Teaching
Worldwide Higher Education Conference, recipients
attend workshops, listen to speakers and exchange
ideas with fellow educators. At the 2007 conference,
HP launched an online wiki community where
educators can share information. The wiki furthers
HP’s goal of helping grant recipients remain connected,
even after the program concludes.
New Partnership for Africa’s Development
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
addresses the challenges facing Africa, such as poverty
and underdevelopment. HP belongs to a consortium of
private sector partners that are helping guide Africa
toward sustainable growth and development.
The NEPAD e-school initiative aims to connect
600,000 primary and secondary African schools to
the Internet by 2015. The consortium is sponsoring 21
schools in seven countries in the demonstration phase,
which will last until summer 2007. These facilities are
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designed to help young people learn important
science and information technology skills. Teachers
will receive support to help them integrate technology
and computer-based learning into their classrooms,
laying a foundation for enhanced education for
generations to come. Learning to use technology in
creative ways builds confidence and skills that help
people get jobs, find valuable information and
connect with others.
Union of Entrepreneurs for Educational
In 2006, HP donated PCs and printers worth more
than $200,000 to schools in Mexico through the
Union of Entrepreneurs for Educational Technology
(UNETE). This organization promotes equal opportunities
and educational improvement in Mexico’s public
schools through the use of technology. HP’s donations
have helped set up more than 90 media classrooms in
schools throughout Mexico since 1999.
Indian Institute of Information Technology
In 2006, HP collaborated with the Indian Institute
of Information Technology in Bangalore, India, to
help unemployed graduates by combining both
organizations’ efforts and expertise. This graduate
school is a model of public-private partnership that
has set a new benchmark in India’s higher education
system. HP donated computing products to the
school that are used to provide students with job
skills and improve their employability.
Community investment is at the heart of
our company
Beyond improving livability for people around the
world, HP Philanthropy’s priorities are aligned with
our business strategy. Granting state-of-the art
education solutions allows us to influence best
practices and garner product feedback that supports
our business.
As HP has grown to become the world’s largest IT
company, our commitment to community investment
has remained core to our business strategy. We
respect the local needs and interests of communities,
make contributions that enhance their welfare and
prosperity, and engage in dialogue and collaboration.
You can learn more about our philanthropy programs
by visiting http://grants.hp.com.
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