Telecentres are currently offering diverse services until one can easily propose for a revision in the definition of the term Telecentre.
In our case i.e. Shinyalu Community Telecentre, we have different cases; we have a community borehole…"
When we talk of driving ICTs into the interior or rurales for that matter, the issue of local content comes up but we most of the time tend to assume or pour cold water so that it dies of. It is good to note that for any project to succeed…"
"The existing members must take up the role of being TCF ambassadors of spearheading the interests of TCF in our respective communities.
again, TCF must always stand by the view that their is need for TCs all over the world especially in African…"
"Telecentre.org must try to reach out to those areas that sound marginalized. It should try to embrace all. All in the sense that we should for instance seem to be guided by the fact that every country for instance must have at least a Telecentre or…"
"Telecentre Foundation has many more opportunities to enable it continue to stamp its uselfulness to the world community. Such themes include;
- Climate Change since it is an issue that can't go unnoticed and it is affecting all.
- WE should…"
This is one thing that I always avoid to imagine let alone thinking about it. When the Internet is down even for 10 minutes I feel cut off completely and that I can't deliver. The internet has become a core tool in our day to day life.…"
Just to add on the already rich debate is the idea of working on simple publications bearing local and international briefs, innovations, relevant sites among many others and selling them at affordable prices. Eventually after taking shape…"
Congratulations for this noble idea. Most important is to have that driving power then make a move. Telecentres are the only way we can ensure a stable tomorrow. Through Telecentres giant outcomes can be witnessed though many governments…"
"Thanks Sandy for waking up this issue and noting all this points.
I must first admit that social networks carry so much worth than what many people know them to be and it is just humble to say that it depends with an individual rather the…"
"This seems to solve most of my problems. Look! I once thought it this way, a broadcaster in the room and on air with a computer connected to the internet. information being transmitted on air and same being transmitted on the internet creating an a…"
This is really a challenge, I, particularly has been prioritizing only three to four things access, shared Vision, social networking and capacity building. Now I have to add up to 7 and am certain that all will be different."
"Thanks Yapa for this discussion,
CRs is the best way forward for sustainable development, attaining the MDGs among many other targets beneficial to the community at large. remember community in the real context. Almost everyone in this age relies on…"
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SHINYALU COMMUNITY TELECENTRE
About Me (biography or organization description)
I am an Information Manager by proffession and currently am based at Shinyalu Telecentre. Shinyalu Community Telecentre has been in esistence from the year 2006. It was started as a research project with an aim of empowering the smallholder through media strategies which include FM radio (set awaiting frequency allocation), wireless internet connection (up and running), Tv/ Video room, Community library and community press. All this services offered free courtesy of Commission of Higher Education Kenya, UNESCO and Masinde Muliro University.
Already the community can access internet for free and other services. We have lined up programmes and scripts awaiting frequency allocation which is in its last stages.
I Robinson Wikana and other volunteers are have identified issuess of interest to the community (herein used to mean the national and international issues) for sharing and testimonies. We identify information, repackage it and disseminate to the smallholder population for immediate us. the centre also hosts a demonstration farm for agricultural practises.
Areas of Interest/Expertise and Types of Services Provided
Searching and Retrieval
Current Awareness services
Research and consultancy
Community Outreach activities