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August 2007 Blog Posts (8)

Community Telecentre in Harem - Syria

“Now we are starting, but little by little we will grow,” Ms Areej Krounful says with determination. “This is just the beginning.” Ms Krounful is the Information and Communication Technologies trainer at the newly opened Community Telecenter in the town of Harem in Syria’s northwest. Standing in the middle of the center’s ICT classroom surrounded by new computers, she says: “The skills people will learn here, they can use these qualifications to… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on August 29, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Weekly news roundup - Asia, 24 August 2007

Free Internet access to visually impaired



Nethrodaya, Chennai, a non-governmental organisation, located in the southern India is providing free Internet access to visually challenged persons without any technological hassles. Govind Krishnan, who is partially blind, established the organisation five years ago. Sify, a major technology provider in the country is providing free unlimited Internet connectivity to the centre. According to Krishnan “This is the only such centre in… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on August 24, 2007 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Village BPO Company services India’s second largest bank!

In an innovative initiative, Sai Seva Business Solutions, Puttaparthi, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and not too far from the IT city of Bangalore, India provides high quality back-office solutions at much lower costs from a rural set up. The firm was established in May 2006, by four friends with marketing and business management experience, with the notion of tapping the potential of 8 million educated unemployed rural youth in the country. The firm has 1,000 square feet office,… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on August 17, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Reliance Money forays into Emerging Rural India to Sell Financial Products through 10000 Franchisees

Reliance Money, the financial products distribution company of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group in India, has entered the Indian rural heartland to sell everything from insurance – on tractors, crops, cattle and life – to mutual funds through rural youth.



According to Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Money, “Much of the prosperity that has come into the country has bypassed rural India, and this is largely because nobody has ever made it possible for the rural… Continue

Added by Vignesh Sornamohan on August 16, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ICTs for Rural Women Empowerment

Hand in hand with success makers Salamieh Community Telecentre main target is to spread computer literacy among young women and to bridge the gap between the economy and the information sector. Also the Telecentre is implementing maximal use of computer technologies to promote and build young women capacities and enable them find job opportunities in a challenging women – power market .These ICTs letters shed light on part of our efforts in this… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on August 14, 2007 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mission 2007 confers National Virtual Academy fellowship on 25 international telecentre workers

On first August 2007, 25 telecentre champions representing different countries, such as Nigeria, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan were conferred the fellowship of the Jamshetji Tata National Virtual Academy (NVA), along with 600 Indian grassroots leaders, by Prof. MS Swaminathan and Prof. Rajshekharan Pillai, the vice chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in the presence of a number of dignitaries. For most of the international NVA fellows, this was… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 7, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

From Information Village Research Project to Mission 2007 to Grameen Gyan Abhiyan (Rural Knowledge Movement): see it growing

The curtains drawn at the close of the fourth convention of Mission 2007 on 3rd August 2007 heralded a new beginning for this movement that aims to transform every Indian village in a knowledge centre. And why only Indian villages- every rural community in the world! All successful ‘movements’ have a ripple effect and so was the case with Mission 2007. It led to the emergence of Mission Swabhiman in Nepal, Mission 2011 in Bangladesh and became a role model for several other countries in the… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on August 6, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Second Home at Salamieh Telecentre

Roza Al-Yazji a twenty-two year old girl, the only girl in the family of five, has suffered from many health problems, including speech disorder and learning disabilities. At first her parents never noticed her problem. But when she reached the age of sixteen, her parents could see her delay in speech, learning and balance disorder when she walked. Her parents tried in vain to get her into the state School. Roza was unable to continue learning with… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on August 5, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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