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[liberationtech] Technology support for hard to reach people
rahmatullah.faruque at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:47:43 PST 2011
Many thanks for your kind cooperation. I visited the site but i am afraid
whether the rural schools would be able to afford the purchasing and
shipment charges. Let me ask them whether there is any consideration.
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Ken Banks <ken.banks at kiwanja.net> wrote:
> Hi Faruque
> You could also try Computer Aid International, who specialise in
> refurbished computers for this kind of thing. If they can't help directly,
> then they can likely point you to someone who can.
> *Ken Banks*
> Founder, kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS
> Tech Awards Laureate 2009
> National Geographic Emerging Explorer 2010
> *"Where technology meets anthropology, conservation and development"
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> On 27 Jan 2011, at 05:39, Md.Rahmatullah Faruque wrote:
> Dear Elham,
> Many thanks for your useful information. Would you pls give me some more
> information regarding this opportunity like whom should i contact and what
> are the requirements? It would be very feasible if any of you recommend me
> to the relevant person at Sony or other else in Bangladesh.
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM, elham gheytanchi <elhamucla at hotmail.com>wrote:
>> why don't you ask Sony to donate computers? I have heard there are such
>> initiatives there.
>> elham gheytanchi
>> 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
>> Dear Friends,
>> 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.Itwould 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
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