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[liberationtech] Technology support for hard to reach people
elhamucla at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 26 21:30:36 PST 2011
why don't you ask Sony to donate computers? I have heard there are such initiatives there.
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:25:47 +0600
From: rahmatullah.faruque at gmail.com
To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
Subject: [liberationtech] Technology support for hard to reach people
This is my honored to be a member of this useful professional networking site.I would like to draw your kind attention to the information that we are working in the field of ICT based education in the urban and semi-urban areas. We have set up internet enabled computer learning centers at the school premises of 20 districts in Bangladesh to serve the ICT based educational services with the collaboration of students, teachers and interestingly community people are also benefiting from the resources of ICT. I am so excited to share with you that rural schools have made school based digital studio which is largely alleviating the sufferings of the rural people because earlier they were used to travel several kilometers away to take color photo and fulfill their needs.Besides, schools are also affording the maintenance costs of the computer centers with ICT based income generating options.
But there are lots of rural schools which are hard to reach and devoid of getting such type of services.The govt is providing ICT facilities in the schools which are inadequate in compared to the needs. We have personally visited these schools and researched on the needs and commitments of the community.The community people including local decision makers expressed their profound needs of Internet facilities at the Secondary Level Schools which will serve the needs of the whole community and once a well-equipped computer lab is established in the rural area, the recurring costs and other maintenance would be conveyed by the school fund and the alternative income generating funds through the use of ICT.
I therefore earnestly appeal to everyone to muse over the critical issues and stretch your hand to meet the needs of the rural people.It would be still benevolent if reconditioned computers are available and can be donated to these schools because i know there are lots of companies/banks dispose computers after 1/2 years which might be distributed as a sense of corporate social responsibility.
I would be glad to contacted if you need any further clarifications or information
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