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November 2010 Blog Posts (64)

Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign Foundation, an organisation established to strengthen and sustain millions of grassroots telecentres that offer services, skills and opportunities to three billion ultra-poor is embarking upon a first of its kind effort to empower women from the poor and marginalized communities of the world- with functional digital literacy.

On the occasion of its first anniversary, the Foundation launched the Telecentre Women Campaign on 24… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Nenasalas: Building basic skills to enable rural Sri Lankans to engage with the world

Following blog post is a extract from a latest report composed by the INSEAD, the Business School for the World. the report is titled "Economic Tigers: Sustaining the Roar- The 2010 INSEAD eLab Skills Report, with special focus on Asia"

The 2010 INSEAD eLab Skills Report, with special focus on Asia

Source: &… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Microsoft Gamata IT reaches Beliatta, a remote village in Southern Sri Lanka


Microsoft Sri Lanka continues in their quest of taking ICT to rural communities under its Gamata IT programme, with the latest town storming activity taking place in Beliatta, Hambantota.

The Beliatta chapter of the Gamata IT campaign is a collaboration between Microsoft Sri Lanka, the Tharunayata Hetak movement, ICTA, the Ministry… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond"

On 3 December every year International Day of Persons with Disability is celebrated worldwide recognising the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The theme of this year:

Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards 2015 and beyond.

It aims to ensure that disability and the concerns of people with disabilities are included in the commitments to end global poverty made… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on November 28, 2010 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

e-Leadership for ensuring Service at Doorsteps

It is well known to us that service is a citizen right. But the reality is that most of the people of Bangladesh don’t get all services properly, they are deprived from their rights. The main reasons of this deprivation are-Government services are not ready in time, complexity of providing services, and finally the persons who are responsible for providing services, unfortunately they become as a controller in lieu of people oriented. This controlling approach is increasing day by day. So, it’s… Continue

Added by Manik Mahmud on November 25, 2010 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

Sri Lanka re-elected to UNESCAP's ICT Committee chairmanship


Sri Lanka bagged UNESCAP's ICT Committee chairmanship again at a UNESCAP meeting held in Bangkok yesterday (24th November 2010).

The ESCAP member countries unanimously passed a proposal requesting President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga to continue as Chairman of UNESCAP's Committee on Information and Communication Technology for another two years.

The… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 25, 2010 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

“Be Empowered, We live in an era of IT…” Srikanthan from Koslanda Nenasala

(Photo Credit: Koslanda Nenasala)

In coincide with the swearing-in ceremony of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2nd term, Haputale town, a small city located in Badulla district was decided to be develop as a tourist site in Sri Lanka, by the Municipal Council of Haputale town. Extending his helping hand to this initiative, Srikanthan, Nenasala Manager (telecentre Owner Cum Manager)… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Philippines to launch e-Centre roadmap


By Pia Rufino | 18 November 2010

The Philippines government has devised a new… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 24, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

6th Knowledge Exchange Conference on Community eCenters underway

The 6th Knowledge Exchange Conference on Community eCenters is being held in the Cebu Parklane Hotel, Cebu City on 24-25 November 2010 The theme for this conference is “Innovate for Strength and Sustainability”


The 6th Knowledge Exchange Conference on Community eCenters is a follow-through to the 5 similar conferences conducted since 2005 to gather and provide CeC/ Telecentre Managers and stakeholder groups the venue for… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 24, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

DICT skills – success factor in professional growth

In less than a month, the number of IATP users that found a job or had a promotion thanks to the knowledge and skills gained during the trainings offered by the program increased by two.

Last year, Natalia Doiciu, a 2009 graduate of IATP sub-project implemented in collaboration with USAID-funded Citizen Participation Project (CPP) in Comrat, Moldova, has been hired as an office manager at the NGO Public Movement of Women of Large Families and Women Entrepreneurs of Gagauzia. At that time,… Continue

Added by Irina Betianu on November 23, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Empowering youth – step forward to a better future

Not once it was said that the young generation is the future of the nation and that the community has to involve more in its education on all the levels, like family, school, extracurricular activities, streets, etc. IATP program is not an exception, on the contrary, it always tried to get involved and contribute to various activities organized for/ by youth and children. This way, in September 2010, IATP Center from Tiraspol hosted the fifth anniversary meeting of young traffic… Continue

Added by Irina Betianu on November 23, 2010 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Innovative Approaches to Telecenter Sustainability (October 18-19, 2010, Chisinau, Moldova)

On October 18-19, 2010, in Chisinau, Moldova, took part the Conference on Innovative Approaches to Telecenter Sustainability.

Innovative ideas and methodologies are key to achieving long-term sustainability in development practices. This spirit characterizes the goals of the USAID-funded Internet Access and Training Program (IATP) in Moldova.

Operating in the cities of Comrat, the capital of Moldova’s autonomous Gagauzia region, and Tiraspol, the capital of the… Continue

Added by Irina Betianu on November 23, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Local People named UISC a ‘Solution Centre’

Md. Minarul Islam is the entrepreneur of Mohajonpur Union Parishad, Mujibnagor, Meherpur. The inauguration ceremony of Mohajonpur UISC (Union Information and Service Centre)held on 17th December, 2009. Mr. Islam got UISC training in January, 2010. In this short period of time, his training knowledge created an immense impact to community people. Now local people are getting all sorts of information and services from Mohajonpur UISC without any hesitation. Some people are coming to make video… Continue

Added by Asad-Uz-Zaman Asad on November 23, 2010 at 5:52pm — 2 Comments members visit the eSkwela Project in Cebu, Philippines

On the evening of the 23rd November 2010, the members of the International Advisory Council of Foundation, Foundation staff as well as guests of the Foundation paid a visit to a suburban telecentre in Cebu, under the eSwela Project.

This project caters mainly to out of school youth and adults and gives them the opportunity to learn in an ICT- enabled environment. As a flagship project of the… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

IAc Workshop Day 2

The IAC workshop participants met again on the 23rd November 2010 at the Parklane International Hotel Cebu, on the second day of the IAC to discuss the Global Telecentre meeting being planned in March/April 2011 in Santiago, Chile. This would be the third global meeting, after the 2005 meeting in Tunisia and the 2007 meeting in Kuala Lampur. This session was conducted by Baunafe Abdon, Manager Community Learning at the Foundation along with Angelica Rojas and Miguel Raimilla, who joined the… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 23, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Congratulations on the Foundation Day

This is to congratulate you, the staff and entire telecentre community on the 1st anniversary of Foundation. You have used the year tremendously to define the foundation, connect to new partners and provide telecentre community increased opportunities to learn, share and collaborate. We are all proud of your work. Best wishes for many years to come.

Meddie Mayanja

Dear All,

Congratulations !!!

Its indeed a great pleasure to be a part… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 23, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

IAC Workshop Day 1

The third International Advisory Council meeting at Cebu was immediately followed by IAC Workshop, which is to be spread over 2 days, with the first 2 sessions being conducted on the 22nd November 2010. The people who attended the workshop were the Foundation staff, IAC members and office bearers, representatives from the Board of Trustees (Richard Fuchs and Ma Teresa Camba) along with special invitees- Angelo Ramos (PhilCecNet), Cleopa Otieno Okoth (Kenya Telecentre Network),… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 22, 2010 at 11:21pm — No Comments Foundation’s program pillar heads give updates on their activities to the IAC

Anthony David, Manager People and Organisation Networking , Beunafe Abdon, Community Learning Manager, Ms. Ampy Deasis, Capacity Building Manager gave detailed updates to the IAC on the achievements so far, as well as the immediate plans in the pipeline. There were fruitful discussions with the IAC giving inputs as well as appreciating the work done so far.…


Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 22, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Indian telecentre movement’s sustainabilty a source of concern


written by: By Osama Manzar

The need of the hour is to create a networking platform for all telecentres to connect to each other

Digital World

After I got a first-hand experience of the nationwide effort to set up telecentres as community service delivery points, I told myself: We have a long way to… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on November 22, 2010 at 4:21pm — No Comments Foundation’s 3rd IAC meeting held in Cebu City on 22nd November 2010

Just prior to the first anniversary of Foundation, the team members met with the members of the International Advisory Council (IAC) to present updates on the developments at the Foundation. While some of the IAC members were unable to attend, the members who attended were Ms. Rebecca Masisak from Techsoup USA, Sherif al Tokali from Egypt, Jose Avando from Brazil and the board Chairman Mr. Richard Fuchs. This was the third IAC meeting,… Continue

Added by Indrani Kashyap on November 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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