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December 2009 Blog Posts (56)

The Zambian Telecenter Network Workshop in pictures

The Director in the Ministry of Communications and Transport shares moments with the delegates.

Participants share and resolve telecenter issues during the Workshop

The first National Network Executive members elected during the meeting pause for a photo.

The workshop elects Ms Mwika Kapasa as the female… Continue

Added by Dean Mulozi on December 31, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments



Added by Muralikrishna on December 31, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (24- 30 December 2009)

President inaugurates SWAN in Lakshadweep Islands (India)

24 December 2009

President Pratibha Patil today inaugurated a State Wide Area Network (SWAN) at Kavaratti in the Lakshadweep Islands, saying that it would help in the improvement of education, health awareness, weather information, entertainment and news delivery services. Ms Patil, who is on a visit to the islands, said the network would provide connectivity between the various Government departments and be a platform… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 31, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Make a Child's with Disabilities Future Colorful with Hope.

For the first time Santa Clause's hope and happiness reach the persons with disabilities but this time not to give surprises but to take them from our centers.

Happy new year 2010 to our children with disabilities

Studies center for handicapped research not forgotten the welfare of the children with disabilities to celebrate with disabled children, Christmas and the coming of the new year 2010

For more photos about activity kindly,… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on December 31, 2009 at 2:36am — No Comments

Not stop to the Theme of the year

We celebrated the 21st century with festive manner. Sometimes we have tried to jump over to 22nd century over 21st century. In some cases I feel that when many countries are moving to 22nd century, as Srilankans we are moving to again 21st century. But still we are in 21st century. So here I would like to take start for this article reminding that.

This government has already declared that year 2009 is the year of national IT and English. 21st century was being started introducing… Continue

Added by Santhusha Jayathilaka on December 29, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Journey of exploration with Disabilities Children

Think, Discover then Create with the Green Team

Massar Project in Syria participated with disabled children in Salamieh and collaboration with Studies Centre for Handicapped Research a unique activity to integrate and inclusive children with disabilities in discovery of their talents and abilities, strengthen, develops the children with giving them opportunity to think, discover, experience, creativity, challenge and happiness.

Massar… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on December 29, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Zambia telecentre workshop establishes, endorses a national telecentre network

By Dean Mulozi, SATNET, Lusaka, Zambia.

Zambia, with a growing need for ICT universal access, challenges of power and ICT infrastructure particularly to its rural populace, joins the telecentre community aroun the world through the formation of a national telecentre network. Current statistics indicate that only about 30% of the population has access to voice communications and 18,000 to internet services.

The national telecentre development workshop was held from 14th to… Continue

Added by Dean Mulozi on December 28, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Telecentres and Youth Development in Zambia ; Lessons Learnt from the National Telecentre Develpment Workshop -2009

Youth Development is a cardinal issue in the development efforts of every community and country.The youth makes up the higher percenatge of the country's population , yet they are vulnerable to so many risks that press them and exclude them from actively contributing and participating in development .However, communities are striving to find a lasting social change and ensure youth development is achieved.

With the powerful catalystic role that Information and Communication… Continue

Added by Wandila Simon on December 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Warmest Wishes for 2010

I think it has been a great year of Telecenter movement, The most important i see is networking made possible among us, and joining of more people into telecenter networks!
Let next year be a transition into Telecentre 2.0 a whole new drive into future.

Change! It makes everything possible

Wish you all happy holidays

Niranjan Meegammana
Shilpa Sayura Foundation

Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 25, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

ডিজিটাল মাগুরা গড়ে তোলার প্রত্যাশা

ডিজিটাল মাগুরা গড়ে তোলার প্রত্যাশা ও পরিকল্পনা র্শীষক মতবিনিময় সভা

গত ২৩/১১/২০০৯ মাগুরা সদর উপজেলায়, ১৯/১২/২০০৯ শ্রীপুর উপজেলা, ২০/১২/২০০৯ শালিখা উপজেলায়, ২১/১২/২০০৯ মহম্মদপুর উপজেলায় দিগন্তের ডাক এর আয়োজনে “ডিজিটাল মাগুরা গড়ে তোলার প্রত্যাশা ও পরিকল্পনা র্শীষক” মতবিনিময় সভা স্বস্ব উপজেলার সম্মেলন কক্ষে অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। প্রত্যেকটি উপজেলায় আয়োজিত সভায় চেয়ারম্যান, উপজেলা পরিষদ প্রধান অতিথি এবং উপজেলা নির্বাহী অফিসার বিশেষ অতিথি হিসাবে উপস্থিত ছিলেন। প্রতিটি উপজেলায় উক্ত উপজেলার ইউ… Continue

Added by Mahmudul Huq Foez on December 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Dear All I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

Dear All I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010


Added by Muralikrishna on December 24, 2009 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (17- 23 December 2009)

Cellphone banking to take Pakistan by storm

17 December 2009

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is working closely with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to develop a unified regulatory framework to connect all banks with cellular operators for mobile transactions.Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, PTA Chairman Dr Mohammed Yaseen said the two sides were finalising a draft of ‘Third party mobile banking regulations’ that would allow mobile phone… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 24, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments

The current issue of telecentre magazine is available online

The current issue of the telecentre magazine is available online. It explores some pertinent issues related to telecentres, especially the academy efforts towards building the capacity of telecentre managers and operators across the globe. Know more about this initiative as Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach talks about the need to train more than a million knowledge workers, their… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments


The (Small, Slow and Sufficient) $99 “Africa” Laptop

16th December 2009

Just in time for Christmas, a new low-cost, low-power netbook is hitting the scenes that actually retails for only $99. Cherrypal, the company behind it, has dubbed it “Africa”, as they’re focusing the little computer on developing countries. As the company states, this is a “no thrills” laptop – it’s basic and won’t be attractive for most of the tech people reading this blog for their own heavy… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on December 23, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

6th Convention of Grameen Gyan Abhiyan (Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre) December 20-21, 2009 (The Inaugural Session)

The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) organised the 6th Convention of the Grameen Gyan Abhiyan (Mission 2007: Every Village a Knowledge Centre) at the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) at Pusa Road, New Delhi. This year the focal theme of the convention was: “Rural Knowledge Revolution for Agrarian Prosperity and Sustainable Livelihood Security”. The convention… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 23, 2009 at 7:06pm — No Comments

MSSRF workshop on 'Telecentre Managers for Strengthening the Capacity of Social Entrepreneurship' (18-19 December 2009)

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) that hosts the Secretariat of Grameen Gyan Abhiyan (GGA) organised its 6th annual convention on the 20-21 of December 2009. The convention was preceded by a consultative workshop on 'Telecentre Managers for Strengthening the Capacity of Social Entrepreneurship'.

In the true MSSRF tradition, the workshop was conducted in a very… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 23, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

ITCLP6- eBRGY Training in Makato, Aklan, Philippines (

CONGRATS TO ITCLP 6 - eBRGY TRAINING PAX Congratulations to the following participants to the IT Computer Literacy Program 6 - eBRGY Training conducted by the Makato CeC on Sept. 5 to Oct. 21, 2009: Salvadora T. Mortalla (Poblacion Treas., ABAST Pres.), Oriel L. Tablanza (Mantiguib Treas., ABAST Vice Pres.), Judith C. Gonzales (Cajilo Sec., ABAST Secretary), Glenda T. Ingalla (Tugas Treas., ABAST Treasurer), Richard P. Tumbokon (Cayangwan Sec., ABAST Auditor), Nicanor P. Repesencia… Continue

Added by Danilo G. Hing on December 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments


Added by Marta Mans on December 22, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round Up: Asia (10- 16 December 2009)

ICT for dairy industry

10 December 2009

Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA ) is to strengthen the national dairy industry by applying Information and Communication Technology(ICT) through its e-Society program. Under the direction of ICTA , Dambadeniya Development Foundation, one of the pioneers in rural livelihood development has implemented a pilot project centered at the Dambadeniya , Narammala and Alawwa veterinary divisions in the… Continue

Added by Shipra Sharma on December 22, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010

The year 2009 saw the mainstream adoption of social media, defined by Wikipedia as media that “uses Internet and web-based technologies”. Social networks have gained overwhelming popularity especially over the past year that even large multinational companies like Microsoft and Intel are now employing social media to get their messages across to audiences in social… Continue

Added by Cuchie Echeverria on December 22, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

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