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June 2010 Blog Posts (28)

Microsoft "Gamata IT" Project Empowers the community in Hatton, Sri Lanka


The latest town storming session on Microsoft Sri Lanka’s quest to speed the dispersion of technology to rural communities through the Gamata IT campaign was held in Hatton under the auspices of M. Rengaraj, Director Zonal Education, Zonal Education Office, Hatton in Sri Lanka.

The students of the Shannon Tamil Maha… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 30, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Facilitating public private partnership in ICT for development through community telecentres- The Indo – African ICT Experience


The visit was conducted at a time when delivery of public services through ICTs to population in many African regions is still a huge challenging issue. Implementation of regional protocols and policy agreements to improve universal access… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Government of Zambia Underscores Role of ICTs in Development


COMMUNICATIONS and transport permanent secretary in Zambia Dominic Sichinga has said Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are an increasingly important pre-requisite for social and economic development.

And Tanzanian Telecentre Network secretary Felician Ncheye said it is important for the Southern African countries to integrate their… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 30, 2010 at 2:45pm — No Comments

please vote for GDCO Sudan in eindia 2010 awards (telecentre)



Closing date is 15th of July

What are e-India awards 2010?

E-India is a multi-conference organized by CSDMS. The conference held annually in august in India with more than six tracks includes Telecentre, e-government, e-agriculture, digital learning,… Continue

Added by AHMED SUDAN on June 30, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Telecentre Network Quiero Mi Barrio Program selected for the E-India Awards 2010

We want to share with our friends the tremendous happiness of having been among the 18 selected for the E-India Awards 2010 in the Innovative Grassroots Telecentre Initiative component of the Year.

Our project works in vulnerable urban neighborhoods in our country and we aim to implement a model of social appropriation of ICT to ensure that the residents use of ICT for the recovery of their neighborhood and their… Continue

Added by Erika Silva Urbano on June 29, 2010 at 3:17am — 1 Comment



Innovative Grassroots Telecentre Initiative of the Year

Innovative Grassroots Telecentre Initiative of the Year…


Added by Muralikrishna on June 26, 2010 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Features of a “Real Idea”

How many social networking/social entrepreneurship ideas born every day? A hundred? A thousand? A million? And how many of them turned into successful, lasting and profitable ventures? I don't know the global statistics of this phenomenon. But I have observed a number of my friends generating ideas every day, investing their valuable time and money into those ideas, facing social complexities, family bindings, and finally giving up that idea, their study and sometimes their family also. What… Continue

Added by ANM Azam Mehrab on June 26, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Africa - Raising Hope For Broadband Revolution

Participants to the just concluded West and Central Africa Com (WECA) conference in Dakar, Senegal, are hopeful that Africa, like other developed continents of the world, would soon experience full broadband revolution.

Majority of speakers, who were concerned about the poor state of infrastructure in Africa, called on telecom operators from various countries in Africa, especially those from West and Central Africa, to intensify efforts in building networks that would accommodate the… Continue

Added by Sandra Nassali on June 25, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Comparing Dolphin 7 and Other Social Networking Platforms

Now that Ning’s free service days are numbered, I have been doing my own research, checking out other available options that will enable those that cannot afford to pay for premium service to enjoy the benefits of having a community website minus the subscription fee.

In the course of my research on available social networking platforms and community building tools, I stumbled upon this interesting video that makes a comparison between Dolphin 7 – an open-source, downloadable, free… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on June 25, 2010 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

Hope for the Hope - A story of two eSkwela learners in Boac, Marinduque

Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan - translated to English word for word: the youth is the hope of the nation - Jose Rizal is convinced t'is to be the destiny of the Filipino youth. More than a hundred years later, somewhere in the municipality of Boac in the island province of Marinduque, two out-of-school youth learners have come back to “school” through the eSkwela Center - doing their best not to disappoint him.

Before… Continue

Added by Avelino Mejia, Jr. on June 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

UN-APCICT Publishes Two ICTD Case Studies

United Nations- Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development or UN-APCICT has brought out the first two editions of its new ICTD Case Study Series. Titled 'ICT Human Capacity Building for Development' and 'ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction', the publications provide analysis and compilation of best practices and case studies on different aspects of ICTD and ICT capacity building in the Asia… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on June 22, 2010 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments

601st Nenasala (telecentre) opens in Badulla, Sri Lanka


The 601st Nenasala under the programme of setting up 1000 Nenasala telecentres or ‘wisdom outlets’ island-wide will be declared open at the Badulla Senarat Paranavitana Library on Thursday 24th instant at 9.00 a.m.

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) says that the setting of this Nenasala is a… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 22, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Bangladesh government is taking lead on enroll telecentres at the last milage of administration

It is really a big news for Bangladesh and the telecentre community of the world. Bangladesh government is taking lead to ensure access points in all over the country by 2012. Union Information and Service Centre is the newly introduced model in Bangladesh since 2009. As of today around 1000 UISCs establishment process is enrolling all over the country. District Commissioner Office leading the initiative of training with the support of a 150 trainers pool. I am feeling proud to be part of it.

Added by M. Ataur Rahman on June 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Creating a 'Digital Bangladesh' by 2021....


2000 more unions to get ICT facilities in Bangladesh

In line with the present government's vision to build 'Digital Bangladesh' by 2021, ICT facilities will be expanded to 2000 more unions in the country by this year to reach such facilities to the doorsteps of the rural people.

"Against the backdrop of tremendous success in 102 unions,… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

June 18 is Get Online Philippines Day!

Tomorrow, June 18, is Get Online Philippines Day.

Spearheaded by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the event will kick off with the launch of the Get Online Philippines campaign during a symbolic ceremony that will take place in the morning at the CICT Building in Quezon City, to be followed by a validation workshop on the formulation of the country's telecentre… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on June 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Workshop on the Early Intervention for Disabled Families

On Tuesday 15th June 2010, was opened the “Workshop on the Early Intervention for Disabled Families.” The national workshop was organized by the Syrian Special Olympics Committee's and collaboration with the Studies Centre for Handicapped Research (SCHR), Salamieh.

The workshop took place in Al Rajaa society in Hama, Syria

The opening ceremony attended by Mrs. Rana Al Akhras, Director of initiatives in the Syrian Special Olympics, Mr. Nabil… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on June 16, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Theekshana signs with Foundation to host and maintain eLearning Platform of Academy

Theekshana, which had been set up by University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) in Sri Lanka to handle its International and Local donor funded consultancies signed an agreement with Foundation to host and maintain eLearning Platform of Global Academy on 3rd of June, 2010.

Prof. Gihan Wikramanayake Director UCSC who is also the chairman of its company signed the agreement on behalf of Theekshana and Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach , Executive Director… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 14, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dictionaries for Rural Students

Under the Udubaddawa Nenasala there is a well established English Teaching programme at village level called e-pacific. Udubaddawa Nenasala joined hand with pannala, Gonulla, Kuliyapitiya, Wewagama and Nattandiya Nenasala are doing this enabling English literacy of village are students for more than two years. Here 18 young youth have been appointed as English teachers and they are teaching English language in G.S. divisions’ level in temples or public places.…


Added by Santhusha Jayathilaka on June 12, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Telecenters Award Brazil 2010

The Telecenters Award Brazil is an achievement of ATN, in co-promotion with the Ministries Science and Technology and Mines and Energy, Support Center for Technology Development at the University of Brasilia and with several other partners from the public and private sectors.

The Telecenters Award Brazil’s main goals:

· Acknowledge the work of digital inclusion by the public and private sector, stimulate the activities of Telecenters across the country;

· Raise… Continue

Added by Eiko Kawamura on June 12, 2010 at 5:04am — 1 Comment

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