Google (India) wrote an open letter addressed to parents recently. In the post, the search giant invited 100 school children to spend time at their Hyderabad and Gurgaon offices. The kids will be required to take part in a contest where they will have to complete four projects.
In the letter to parents, Google notes,
“We have partnered with our product leaders to bring to you, a series of activities you can do along with your kids to make this a memorable #SummerWithGoogle at the Summer Camp... At the end of four weeks, we will host a fun filled Summer Camp at Google's Gurgaon and Hyderabad campus, flying up to 100 participants along with their guardians from across the country. If you don't want your child to miss the Summer Camp, help them participate by following these four easy steps.”
Here are the steps:
- Go to the Summer Camp with Google website every week.
- Pick up the latest challenge and complete it.
- The first challenge, which is already available, relates to the use of Google Earth.
- The next one will be about Google Translate and learning a new word in a different language.
- Following which, there will be a challenge related to Google Arts and Culture initiative, that aims to put information about historical sites or artwork into public domain.
- The final challenge will be creating an app using Google provided tools.
“Yes it's summertime, and while you may be worried about your kids spending some extra hours on the Internet, we feel you can use that time to bond with them, learn together, encourage them to make new discoveries and help them be responsible explorers of the web,” notes Google in its letter to parents.
"The road to the summer camp will include four assignments that will make the ‘Summer of 2018’ last a lifetime. From exploring the country that is home to all the pandas in the world on Google Earth, to saying 'gracias' and 'por favor' as you learn phrases in Spanish and other languages on Google Translate; taking dramatic virtual tours of museums to make your own gallery on Google Arts & Culture and ultimately building your very own app to share your summer experience. " the letter said