Telecentre.org Foundation has been nominated for this year's Internet Awards under the Social Action Category. Please cast your votes before the April 30 deadline, and help us spread the news too! READ MORE
Since the launch of Telecentre Academy's online Google certification course early this year, more than 2,500 users have already enrolled in the course and over 1,300 have taken the exam. Most of the enrollees come from the Spanish-speaking countries of Ecuador, Spain and Colombia. READ MORE
Nominations for the 2014 ISIF Asia awards will open on 24 February until 26 May 2014. Get ready to nominate your project!
The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators have made with creative solutions to the social and economic development of the Asia Pacific region. The ISIF Asia Awards are granted to initiatives on the last stages of implementation or that have finalized activities already that are aligned with the funding categories and eligibility criteria. Financial support for up to AUD 3,000 is allocated via a competitive process, plus a travel grant to attend the awards ceremony at a regional or global event chosen by the ISIF Asia secretariat. Innovation and a development focus should be an integral part of all award nominations. The funding categories are:
Posted by Seu Yapa on April 11, 2014 at 2:31am
Geneva, 8 April 2014 – ITU has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition, seeking out talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the globe, and encouraging them to showcase their innovative ideas at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year.
The annual competition, which was launched in 2010, offers young people the chance to take part in workshops on entrepreneurial skills, opportunities to meet and network with leading ICT players, and to showcase their projects at the InnovationSpace, a dedicated show floor pavilion at ITU Telecom World.
The first challenge of the 2014 edition focuses on ‘Local Digital Content’. Open to 18-30 year-old start-up founders from across ITU’s 193 member states, the competition is looking for the most promising tech start-ups…
Posted by Seu Yapa on April 11, 2014 at 2:00am
Education is about communication, but few educators are willing to hand out their personal mobile number. With Google Voice you don’t have to. When you go to Google.com/voice you can set up a new number with Google. It will ask you for a forwarding number. This must be an actual landline or mobile number in the US. (You can turn off the forwarding once you are set up.)
With Google voice, incoming calls can forward to multiple numbers; say ring your home phone and mobile phone at the same time. Or you can turn off the forwarding and have all your calls go to Google Voice. All voicemails get transcribed and sent to your Gmail address. Text messages also go to your Gmail.
As a teacher, I love that my students can call or text me anytime, and I will see their messages in my Gmail. If a student sends me a text message I can reply from Gmail and the…Continue
Posted by Seu Yapa on April 7, 2014 at 3:06pm
A survey by the National Statistical Office of Thailand shows that there are 1,871,860 people with disabilities in Thailand in 2007. The number accounts for 2.8% of total populations and tends to increase. However, there are only few people join the Industrial Rehabilitation Centre throughout the country.
For over 24 years, the Industrial Rehabilitation Centre has provided the rehabilitation with the mission to assist, train and relocate employees who had serious injuries at work place. The disabled workers undergoing the rehab program will be provided full medical, vocational, psychological and social rehabilitation.
Mr.Anan Buatate from Uthai Thani Province shares his experience that he used to be a pile truck driver. One…Continue
Posted by Phannaphat Sopa on April 9, 2014 at 4:00pm
Dear Member,Greetings for a wonderful and productive 2014!As we welcome a brand new year, it’s time to make way for bigger and better things. So this year, we’re expanding our stories and discussions to include anything and everything about Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). But we’d like…Continue