The company’s Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that Meta will continue to upscale its collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India, aiming to impact over ten lakh teachers and more than a crore students through its VR and AR tech over the next three years.
The company will provide the teachers and students with a comprehensive curriculum on digital safety and online well-being, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The courses will be available on CBSE’s website.
Speaking at the Fuel for India 2021 event, Zuckerberg stated that the partnership with CBSE is a part of his company’s endeavor to invest in the “entrepreneurial spirit and bring some of these tools around the metaverse and training to the education system” in India.
“We are investing in other growing areas like education and commerce through Unacademy and Meesho, which are important use cases as we think about the future that we are building. We want to continue to partner in all of these areas as we accelerate the development of the fundamental technologies, the social platforms, and creative tools that are going to be necessary to bring the metaverse to life,” he added.
The Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, its India Managing Director Ajit Mohan, the Chief Business Officer at Meta Marne Levine, and Akash and Isha Ambani, Directors of Jio Platforms, was the key attendees at the event.
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