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All Blog Posts Tagged 'telecentre' (322)

GDCO & Telecentre Movement Role in WSIS process

Telecentres are strong win-win public, people and private partnership (more than 87.000 Telecentres, in 52 countries, 72 national networks and 6 multi-lingual networks) sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices for the development…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on November 6, 2015 at 4:58am — No Comments

Under the Spotlight: Mr. Griffin Wasike, Chwele Telecentre Manager

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT is a section where we share inspiring stories of members and partners through brief interviews. In this article, we feature Mr Griffin Wasike, Manager of Chwele Telecentre in Bungoma County,…


Added by on May 15, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How a telecentre in Chile helped protect women and children from sexual assault

Since July 2014, a number of women and children residing in Villa Portales, the neighborhood in Santiago, Chile where the telecentre is located, suffered a series of sexual assaults. The community members then started using the telecentre’s Facebook page to alert local authorities regarding these…


Added by on April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Voting for GDCO SUDAN Telecentres & ICANN & gezira to win WSIS 2015 Prize

1- GDCO Sudan Telecentre is nominated in category 9 & category 13…


Added by AHMED SUDAN on April 12, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

TCF’s Entrepreneurship for Telecentres Program to empower communities worldwide through entrepreneurial initiatives

Here’s a bit of good news from Telecentre Foundation (TCF) -- we’re bringing our Entrepreneurship and ICTs course directly to communities across the globe!

TCF, through its training arm Telecentre…


Added by on February 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Chile becomes 1st country in LATAM to adopt SparkLab model

On March 2015, the first SparkLab in Latin America will open its doors to local micro-entrepreneurs and young talents of Huechuraba district in Santiago, a unique area of the city that unites one of Chile’s largest concentrations of corporate headquarters (national and international companies) and home to one of the most vulnerable and underserved neighborhoods in Chile’s capital.…


Added by on January 30, 2015 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

TCF at 5: Voices from the Telecentre Community

We saved the best for last. Because we value YOU, our members, more than anything else, we have chosen to wrap up our anniversary week with a compilation of messages from you.

In the weeks leading to our 5th anniversary, we posted the following question in our online communities: “How has TCF helped you or your organization in the last 5 years?” Many of you…


Added by on November 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

First Look: Maps showing geographical distribution of global telecentre community members

As promised, we continue to bring you new and exciting things everyday of our anniversary week. Today, we give you a first look at the maps that show how geographically dispersed the members of the global telecentre community are.

From 2008 to present, our online community has grown and expanded into 5 community sites all in all in…


Added by on November 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

SparkLab Barcelona Strategic Planning to be held on Nov 25

Key officials of Foundation (TCF) and the Government of Catalonia, along with representatives of key projects such as Citilab and Coworking, the private sector, ICT for development experts,…


Added by on November 24, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bangprieng Telecentres to Empower Homeworkers in Rural Thailand

Like many developing countries, Thailand faces the challenge of ensuring balanced social and economic development of their country. The economic disparity within the population, rural vs. urban development, expectation of better living and education are some of the challenges that need to be…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 11, 2014 at 3:53am — No Comments

TCF Chair keynotes APEC Digital Opportunity Center Int’l Conference

Dr. Akhtar Badshah, Foundation Chair, served as keynote speaker during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) International…


Added by Cuchie Echeverria on September 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bringing Rays of Hope to Rural Nepal: Bungamathi Information Technology Centre

Nepal, is a landlocked country surrounded by in the Kathmandu Valley of the rugged Himalayan mountains. 86% of Nepal’s landscape is identified as rural, with an agriculturally dependent economy. This geographical boundary has creates significant obstacles to education, health care, and dissemination of…


Added by Seu Yapa on August 31, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Supporting Rwanda's telecentre revolution

It is market day in the village of Gakenke, in Rwanda's North Province, and by mid-morning the Business Development Centre is doing brisk business. "More than 50 people will come to use the computers and the Internet today," says manager Alice Nadine Kaneza. During the rest of the week, even on quiet days, at least 20 people – including students, farmers and local entrepreneurs – make…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on August 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Telecentre in Baling, Malaysia: A Knowledge Hub for the Rural Community

The telecentre project in Malaysia was initiated with the objective to bridge the digital divide, as well as to upgrade the community ICT literacy level of the country. Malaysian Economics Planning Unit defines a "Telecentre" as a knowledge hub to provide ICT resources for public access in order to improve the…


Added by Seu Yapa on July 4, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Growing Network of Community Knowledge Centers in South Africa

By empowering social entrepreneurs throughout South Africa, Siyafunda Community Technology Centre, a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to using technology to develop and engage communities, has transformed government-run telecenters into hubs of economic vitality. A tea lady/server has become an…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on April 30, 2014 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Mera Bagwal Multi-purpose Computer Telecentre- a place for "un-served and under-served" in rural Pakistan

Mera Bhagwal is a small village,located few kilometers away from the Capital of Islamabad, Pakistan. Despite its geographical advantage of locating close to the capital city, it did not help in providing broadband and other telecom services in this small village.

Mera Bhagwal is home to a population of 5,000 inhabitants whose primary source of income…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 3, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

New Book Released: “Learning from Catalysts of Rural Transformation”

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published a book on Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Nyamata Telecentre entitled “Learning from Catalysts of Rural Transformation”. In addition to the Rwandan success story, the 247-page book includes 7…


Added by Seu Yapa on March 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Plight of Telecentre Networks in Africa: The need for capacity building development and innovations

The capacity and operations of regional telecentre networks to provide services to its members depends on resources and goodwill of international partners such as Foundation. The plight of telecentre networks in Africa particularly East and Southern African countries leaves much to be desired. The worst scenario is also community levels where telecentres lack training, connectivity, power, etc. The capacities of telecentre networks are not sufficient to facilitate…


Added by Dean Mulozi on March 8, 2014 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

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