Think your telecentre is doing okay? Well, don’t be content with just “okay”. It’s time to bring your telecentre - or telecentre network, for that matter - to the next level! Supercharge it with Teseo 4 Telecentres, a comprehensive open source management solution for telecentres and telecentre networks. READ MORE
SOCAP14, the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise, will be held in San Francisco on September 2-5, 2014. Participants from the telecentre community may avail of a 30% discount on ticket prices by registering between now and August 15 using our special discount code. READ MORE
In this month's edition of our Expert's Corner, we bring you an article written by Rodrigo Garrido, Director of the Research Center of Digital Inclusion and Knowledge Society at the University of La Frontera (UFRO) in Chile. It talks about the need to incorporate, with a sense of urgency, the digital development of rural communities to the country's development agenda. READ MORE
It's time for Maker Party once again! Along with Mozilla, we're excited to celebrate teaching and learning the web through thousands of community-run events around the world. We enjoin all telecentres and related organizations worldwide to participate in any of these events or, better yet, organize your own local events. Join the fun now! READ MORE
Sri Lanka’s e-Library Nenasala Programme (eLNP) won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation‘s 2014 Access to Learning award of $1 million at a ceremony held in Lyon, France Monday (18).. The award was in recognition of eLNP’s thrust for providing free access to computers and the Internet to underserved Sri Lankans living in remote and rural areas. The Government of Sri Lanka launched the programme as a way to boost digital literacy and encourage economic development throughout the country based on its National Development policy “Mahinda Chinthana”.
The eLNP’s centres, known as Nenasalas (wisdom outlets),…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 20, 2014 at 1:19am
The Deputy Director of the British Department for International Development in Ghana (DfID-Ghana), Ms. Charlotte Pierce, has pledged the commitment of DfID to working with the Government of Ghana to give all young people the opportunity of good quality education.
Ms. Pierce said DfID was currently helping 120,000 girls, who had dropped out of school in Ghana, to return to primary school and over 80,000 disadvantaged girls to complete their secondary education. She disclosed that in pursuit of its goal of helping more young people, particularly girls, to be in school, the British Government launched a programme dubbed ‘The Girls Education Challenge,’ under which one million girls across the globe are to go to school and learn.
Ms. Pierce spoke at the launch of Ghana’s first interactive…
Posted by Seu Yapa on August 12, 2014 at 1:29am
The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation, and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving sustainable development and enhancing the quality of life for all citizens. However, the move towards the information society constitutes a real challenge to developing countries, particularly in view of the expanding digital divide with developed countries, thus rendering them increasingly vulnerable to a reduction of their productive and economic capacities.
Given the importance of information societies as a path for achieving sustainable development and achieving internationally agreed-upon development goals, and in the process of following up on the World Summit on the Information Society, the Economic…Continue
Posted by ahmad shaaban on August 18, 2014 at 2:53pm
There are many concerns regarding this; will there be radiation poisoning for students, will students watch porn on their phones in the toilets or can someone drive by and hack into the school’s admin system to delete all records? Let’s hit those concerns first:
Posted by Nabil Eid on August 19, 2014 at 10:30pm
Inspired by the upcoming IREX Tech Deep Dive event about the Future of Public Access (If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What is Next for Public Internet Access?), let's start a another episode of our "Flavor of the Month Forum" on this…Continue