Contribute Content Join our Community
» Events
» Events »
» About
» Community » Members
» Community » Members »
» Community » Blog
» Community » Blog »
» Community » Forum
» Community » Forum »
» Community » Groups
» Community » Groups »
» Community » Photos
» Community » Photos »
» Community » Videos
» Community » Videos »
» Community » Contest
Tech Tools
» Resources » Tech Tools
» Resources » Awards & Grants
» Resources » Job Opportunities
Member Profile
» Community » Profile »
Frequently Asked Questions
» Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Us
» Contact Us
» Newsletter
Join our Community
» Join Our Community
Contribute Content
» Contribute Content
» Resources » ICT4D Opportunities
» Partners
» Partners »
Explore our Community
» Explore Another Online Community
Explore our Community
» Explore Another Online Community »
Terms of Use
» Terms of Use
» Resources
» Sitemap
Community Guide
» Community Guide
Global Community Team
» About » Global Community Team
Impact Stories
» Resources » Community Impact Stories
Telecentre Academy
» Telecentre Academy

Telecentres,, tools for connecting the unconnected


it is an IDEA that might change the world

                                                    pls look what the project will look like after 3 years

There are 3 million out schoolchildren in Sudan due to  poverty, war,   climate change and under-served rural areas.  In 2007 Gedaref digital city organization developed an initiative in partnership with Gedaref ministry of education represented by his Excellency albasheer Sahal for the out of schoolchildren. The idea was to use the ICT for e-learning for those children for two years and then the child will we move to class 4 in the normal school. A workshop was held in 2009 to set  a road map for Sudan northern 15 states by the ministry of education (adult education) and the  UNCIEF the big partner of the project. After this workshop in February 2009 Ahfad university, and  many other partners joined the project. In addition, Alahfad university was nominated to be the executive director of the project. A Telecentre with solar unit and 20 laptops started in wad-almutshamir in almigrih in Gedaref state.   

When the project started we discover

1- there are seven close villages were more than 10.000 living and more than 99% of the people are illiterate so establishing a project in one village will create a problem and discrimination and inequality which will create a big digital gap where we are suppose to bridge it.

2-  there is no any community services in these village

3- it is very difficult after two years to move the students to the normal schools where there will be a big digital gap and the normal student and even the teacher are not familiar with the internet.

 4- it is highly cost  and unsecure  for children 10 – 12 years to be in dormitory and far from their parents.

5- there is high poverty rate in these villages


So a change in the project IDEA took place and we developed a new idea which we expect will face a funding problems but through partnership can be tackled

1- we suggest an e-service integrated Telecentre to train the children in the morning and adult in the evening and provide extension service and work as telemedicine centre

2-   establishing an e-school for those children after two years with a facility of transportation for out of school children

3- establishing a solar unit in each village to charge mobiles at a cost price to create a digital media or community, develop a mobile market, increase the ways communication, increase internet penetration to use income money in sustaining the Telecentres.

4- developing a fight against poverty project to help students complete their education.

So, it is our pleasure to present this idea to you to vote for it the way you like  ,,,, Please comment and share us your opinion on how we can implement this idea

Views: 48

Tags: africa, disability, education, famine, poverty, sudan, telecentre


You need to be a member of Online Community to add comments!

Join Online Community


Latest Activity

AHMED SUDAN posted photos
6 hours ago
ahmad shaaban posted a video


#ICT4SDG "The challenge now is for the international community to come together and harness the huge potential that these technologies hold for economic grow...
10 hours ago
AHMED SUDAN posted photos
11 hours ago
Profile IconRatan Majumder and stella kwale joined Online Community
Cleopa Timon Otieno's blog post was featured
Cleopa Timon Otieno's blog post was featured
Oct 2
Cleopa Timon Otieno's blog post was featured
Sep 29
Cleopa Timon Otieno posted a blog post
Sep 27

© 2015   Created by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service