"The issue of sustainability especially in donor funded programmes in any part of the world are tricky. Partly because of the non-alignment of the objectives of the donors and the recipients for the programmes; ulterior motives of the project…"
"Dear Shuko, If I understand your point correctly, then you say that telecentre initiatives stop when the donor stops. I would be very interested to further analyze why this is. I assume the donor also took care to train the local people to sustain…"
"Thanks Theo for responding. Theo i live in Zambia and i work for a project that encourages ICT development in Zambian rural areas; theo one fact i have seen in the Zambian situation is that most rural telecentres survive by donor hand outs…"
"Maybe awareness is a primary condition. The embedding in local structures then will be possible. This is a challenge for the leaders of the countries.
But why should self sustaining be a myth? Can you explain, Shuko?"
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Am an easy going guy who happens to be a serial bachelor am a perfectionist and oportunist, i dislike cynism. tigwilizane is a Rural MCT which is growing one day at a time it is based in Chipata Eastern Province of Zambia am humbled to be the Project manager!
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Internet browsing at a small fee! Photocopying, Scanning, phone services, fixing Computers and a whole world of ICT services!
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