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October 2010 Blog Posts (46)

Workshop and training course on ICT and Assistive Technology for students with Disabilities

The workshop organized by Salamieh Telecentre and collaboration with Cerebral Palsy Association and Studies Centre for Handicapped Research on 23-28 October 2010 in Salamieh, Syria The workshop took place at Salamieh Telcenter.

The them of the workshop is ICT&AT to improve capabilities of PwDs and provide participants with the knowledge and skills that they require to meet the needs of a diverse range of ICT&AT for PwDs.

The workshop… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on October 30, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Internet in African cities: Abidjan case study

The development of new information technology has its starting point in Côte d'Ivoire from 1995 with the advent of mobile telephones followed by Internet. In 2000 the number of Internet users was estimated at 20,000. In 2003 this number increased to 300,000 with 12,000 subscribers according to the Telecommunications Agency of Côte d'Ivoire. This remarkable growth is supported by 10 Internet providers.

However, little information is available on the use of this new communication tool by… Continue

Added by EWASSADJA ADAHA Marius on October 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Knowledge sharing workshop for Nenasalas (telecentres) in Sri Lanka

In a concerted effort to empower the Nenasala managers & operators, Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN) recently held a knowledge sharing Workshop to empower ICT and educate effective communication skills among Nenasala operators, and also to build the capacity of telecentre managers & operators, so that they can become community trainers in ICT and… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Join the professional discourse at AKIN Africa Network

This post is a call to invite you to the AKIN Africa Network and to introduce some thoughts that made the idea become what it now is – a beginning.

We shall have a weekly discourse which may at times be interviews to individuals and reported here for further discussion. If you have the ability to steer any of our efforts...kindly volunteer by sending me an email.

With that said and having been involved in the telecentre movement for the last five years, one thing has… Continue

Added by Kiringai Kamau on October 27, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

A workshop on ‘Promotion of Telecentre at Local Level’

Source: Bangladesh Telecentre Network

Written by Md. Sadikur Rahman

Wednesday, 20 October 2010 17:09

BTN Workshop at Netrokona

Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN), in partnership with ARBAN… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 27, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

TELECENTRE FRIENDS: Save our future Einstein, Mozart, and Picasso !



(Zulfikar M. Rachman)

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At least a third of students in our schools are not getting the lesson in a way that is suitable for their learning modality. These are students who are then considered and accepted by schools as laid back, below standard, stupid, naughty, or just simply hopeless students. These are kinesthetic students who are supposed to be brilliant students. These… Continue

Added by Indonesia Telecentre Network on October 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Of Course Men Are Invited, Too! To The Join Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign 2011, That Is…

You may have noticed that I have been babbling on and on about the forthcoming Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign. Well, you cannot blame me for being excited… After all, it is truly a timely initiative, if I may say so myself.

But lest I give the impression that this Campaign is only for women, allow me to say it now: of course, men are welcome to be part of this initiative, too!

There are many ways that the members of the male gender can be part of this… Continue

Added by Ma Teresa L Pacis on October 26, 2010 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Contest « Telecentres, bridges to rural development in the Caribbean »

(en francais + bas / en español más abajo)


Contest « Telecentres, bridges to rural development in the Caribbean »

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in

partnership with Fundación Taïguey, is launching a contest on the applications

and services offered in Caribbean Telecentres (also called Community Access

Points or… Continue

Added by Yacine Khelladi on October 26, 2010 at 3:38am — 1 Comment

Fusion utilizes both large corporations and grassroots social entrepreneurships for ICT4D funding

by Harsha Goonewardana

Outreach projects facilitated by the pioneering Social Enterprise Fusion, provide a lesson in utilizing private sector resources across the spectrum for grass root development initiatives.

Traditionally the conduit of private sector funds and resources for community partnership has been through a two tier system. Large organizations usually funnel resources for large-scale capacity development projects… Continue

Added by isura silva on October 25, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

An Evaluation of Buwama CMC and Kawolo Telecentre from a Gender Perspective by NALWOGA SARAH MPAGI

To access the full report and other such research findings, please visit the Source: Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) for Internet and ICTs


Telecentres were established to promote rural access to information so as to foster rural development. However, technologies are socially constructed and thus have different impacts on women… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on October 25, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

A Telecentre By Any Other Name Is Still A Telecentre… Woman, Visit One Today And Experience How Technology Can Help Change Your Life For The Better

A telecentre is a public place where people can access technology.

Telecentres go by different names… in my course of working on the soon-to-be-launched Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign 2011, I came across various ways it is called.

In Hungary, for instance, a telecentre is called a telecottage. In Denmark, people might not be able to point you to a telecentre, but they will most certainly show you the way to the electronic village hall. In the US, such a place… Continue

Added by Ma Teresa L Pacis on October 22, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

LAC winner of the competition for telecentre "Challenging Technology"

The telecentre assistance service, Tinkuy, announces the winner of the competition for telecentre "Challenging Technology". Manfred Stanley Rodriguez, operator of telecenter Sonsonate - El Salvador was the winner with his blog "Challenging the technology in closing the digital divide for blind people."

For more information in Spanish visit:… Continue

Added by Eiko Kawamura on October 21, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Call for the LAC Network Coordinator

The Latin America and the Caribbean Network of telecentres announces the call to have a coordinator of the Network. This person should represent the network and therefore must understand its functioning, policies and objectives.

It's expected that the coordinator will comply with all responsibilities assigned to the post, having in mind the vision and objectives of the LAC network, which represent the best in all activities related to the operation and ensure compliance with the… Continue

Added by Eiko Kawamura on October 21, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

E-district Project launched in Bankura & Jalpaiguri Districts of West Bengal, India by the CM of West Bengal Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Chief Minister of West Bengal Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee inaugurated the e-district project through video conferencing from Writers' Building with Jalpaiguri and Bankura districts.Present on the occasion was Dr. Debesh Das, Minister-in-Charge, Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology and Shrimati Jaya Dasgupta, Additional Chief Secretary.

The project is one of the State Category Mission Mode Projects taken up under National e-Governance Plan.

The main feature of… Continue

Added by Jayanta Pal on October 20, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Korea, Sri Lanka shine at FutureGov Awards 2010


An open source project to provide a standardised set of software tools for developing and running e-Government applications has swept three awards at the annual FutureGov Awards in Kota Kinabalu.

The E-government Standard Framework, by the Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security, won the Government… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Learning How To Use The Computer Will Certainly Help Women As They Play A Multitude Of Roles

Telecentres And The Communities They Serve

Telecentres want to be of service to the communities where they are located - this is certainly true.

Whether for a man, woman or child, the telecentre seeks to provide services that will make each person more at home with technology. More importantly, through the telecentre, each one will be more productive in the many roles that they play in society, and life, as a whole.

Ok, before I become too profound, let me zero… Continue

Added by Ma Teresa L Pacis on October 20, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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