We're excited to be partnering with Mozilla once again to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Maker Party. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organizations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. READ MORE
Good news! The enrollment period for Telecentre Academy's "Women, Entrepreneurship & ICTs" course in English has been extended until July 25 to allow more women from different parts of the world to avail of the opportunity to gain practical ideas, skills and resources to help them launch and grow their own business. Classes will officially start on July 28. READ MORE
Starting this month, we will be sharing articles written by experts from the global telecentre and ICT4D community on various topics of interest. We're launching our Expert's Corner with a contribution from Paco Prieto, an expert on social innovation and creative thinking and author of the blog “La servilleta de Paco Prieto”. The article is entitled "Telecentre Managers in Venus, Network Leaders in Mars. Why don't we go back to Earth?". Check it out!
Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is happy to announce yet another partnership, this time with Vital Innova, a consulting organization based in Spain that develops and delivers technology services and open source solutions worldwide. Through this new partnership, TCF and Vital Innova will be making available a software package called Teseo 4 Telecentres, a comprehensive open source management solution for telecentres and telecentre networks. READ MORE
According to the Alliance for Affordable Internet, 4.3 billion people or 3 out of 5 individuals in the world still do not have access to the Internet. This digital divide hampers economic and social progress. But there is something we can do about it, and we can do it TOGETHER. READ MORE
Lisbon takes over Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona and organizes the fifth edition of the Coworking Europe Conference. Around 350 participants will meet from 24th to 26th of November at Cinema Sao Jorge, Lisbon, to share experiences with coworkers from elsewhere.
The first day of the conference, on November 24, will be devoted to inspiring discussions and roundtables. On the second day there will be a Barcamp, an "unconference" that will include open and participatory workshops, and the participants will be who propose and choose the topics.
The aim is to celebrate the collaboration and to share best practices. Different workshops and a visit to coworking spaces will close the conference…Continue
Posted by Laia Fauró Gual on July 21, 2014 at 6:00pm
Among the marginalized groups in society globally, persons with physical disabilities are often seriously disadvantaged. In particular, life-long disabilities which interfere with a person’s capability to participate in society deserve special attention and support.
As an example of this issue, hearing impaired persons struggle to integrate into hearing society, participate in meaningful employment and enjoy their human rights.
82 governments around the world have acknowledged the need for action to address this problem by signing The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In order to translate this political will into tangible results, ICTs have a significant role to play.
This contribution is particularly clear in the area of services for the…
Posted by Nabil Eid on July 22, 2014 at 12:26am
Ms. Kanlaya Karwsom is a single parent with three children and is a home worker from the Lee District, Lamphun, in the northern mountainous area near Chiang Mai, Thailand. Abandoned by her husband, Kanlaya engaged in farming activities. But soon she realized she could not earn enough to support her family. Since she had a Vocational Competence Certificate, the newly established telecentre in her district offered her a job as coordinator and administrative clerk. “I was good at typing on the typewriter. However, I never used a computer before and was afraid I might damage it. With the help of the Telecentre Manager, I gradually learned all kinds of ICT skills and became a trainer for my community.”…Continue
Our Arabic online community, which caters to telecentre and ICT for development (ICT4D) practitioners particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has recently welcomed its 2,000th member in the person of Naas Suleiman from Algeria.Continue
Posted by telecentre.org on July 16, 2014 at 2:30pm
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