Telecentre.org would like to present the following blogs as the top entries of the recently concluded fist edition of the Telecentre.org blog contest. We would like to thank all members of the English site of telecentre.org who entered their blogs for the contest. We would also like to thank our panel of judges that were drawn from all parts of the world for agreeing to participate in the evaluation of the submitted blogs.
Congratulations to all members whose blogs made the top five as shown below. Telecentre.org will be communicating soon on the commencement of the second edition of the Blog contest for the Telecentre.org English website. All winners will be contacted with information on how they will receive their prizes.
The following are the to five blogs:
How Shilpa Sayura became a Telecenter Sustainability Tool in Sri Lanka submitted by Niranjan Meegammana.
The blog is about an implementation of Shilpa Sayura in 150th Nenasala in Sri Lanka. Nenasala is a project of the Sri Lankan government under the e-Sri Lanka Initiative where communication centers are being built by the government in rural areas to help fight poverty, develop culture and commerce, and sustain peace.
Realistic Path to Sustainability for the Telecentre Champions Group submitted by Claire Peque Fernandez.
The blog is about how telecentre.org is successfully accomplishing its plans for the global communities through very strongly laid foundations in terms of building networks, creating content and services, sharing knowledge and connecting networks.
Can current telecenters reach out to more users by many folds and really close the digital divides? submitted by Alan Foo.
The blog explores on the effectiveness of Telecentres in actually reaching out to the rural areas.
Do not rush! Talk to the community people to find their information requirement submitted by Fatema Begum Labony.
The blog is about a monitoring and evaluation visit to a remote district of Bangladesh to find out why the community people don’t understand the importance of information and why they are not interested to take services from telecentre.
E-Agriculture in Bangladesh: - A spatial skeleton demanding submitted by Md. Saiful Islam.
The blog is about Bangladesh initiation into the digital world through E-Agriculture that involves multidisciplinary initiatives of Agricultural Informatics, Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship towards building a Hunger-free, Efficient and Resourceful Bangladesh.
Panel of judges
Name and Country/ Region representing
1. Shipra Sharma from India/Asia
2. Jackie Mondi from South Africa/Eastern and Southern Africa
3. Angelo Juan Ramos from Philippines/Asia
4. Laurentiu Bunescu from Romania/Europe
5. Asmaa Saber from Egypt/Middle East and North Africa
6. Partha Sarker from IDRC
7. Basheerhamad Shadrach from IDRC