Community Innovation Resource Centre
The introduction of the Community Innovation Resource Centre in the area will reduce the number of people who are computer illiterate from 99% to at least 40%. The community will be able to access ICT services like internet and secretarial services. The ICT CENTRE will save the people from travelling 3.5 hours and distance of 120 kilometers to and from Kikandwa community and money to access internet and secretarial services from the capital city. The community will be able to get timely up to date information at the resource centre as information will be generated, managed and disseminated at the centre.
eLearning technology architecture will expand and will be available to the poor who are living in the rural. The resource centre will help us to launch campaigns for other rural remote areas to be supported by government, international NGOs, and other development partners to build multi service centres of the same kind like ours so that the inequality in ICT between the rural and urban is bridged nationally and globally thus closing the digital divide by ensuring access to technology to under served communities. The centre will support the digital adoption through training non-profit or small business people to use online tools and technology.
Systematic scaling up and expansion of ICT access to more learners, schools and many other category of people in the rural will narrow the digital divide, the centre target more than 3000 students, 1000 youth, 2000 farmers, 100 civil servants, 200 local leaders, 50 researchers, 40 government and non-government institutions, 150 teachers and any other 500 category of people who are either resident or non resident in the area such as those from private sector.
The direct beneficiaries are those who come directly to the centre to receive the services and the indirect beneficiaries are the friends, relatives, parents, local leaders, teachers and employers of those who come directly to the centre for the services and also the business men and women.
The method which will be used to calculate the anticipated number of beneficiaries will be through records, surveys, dialogue meetings, focus groups, reviews and feedback from meetings.
In the long term, we expect the innovation to be scaled up to the whole country in various districts and,we also expect the innovation to be scaled up in many parts of African countries which have the similar problems as ours in the rural remote areas.
5US$ can train a student to become computer literate for one week, can pay for internet service for 20 vulnerable rural farmers to access information on computer for three days, can pay for computer lab attendant for two days, can pay for daily local news paper for the library of the resource centre one week,can pay for electricity bill for 5-days. can service one computer for every month.
This project can be visited during working days from Monday to Friday starting at 9:00am to 5:00pm East African standard time, it takes 2 hours drive from Kampala to the resource centre. you take Kampala - Busunju-Hoima Road. Contact Mr Kaganga John, Director, Kikandwa Environmental Association (KEA), P.O.BOX 27551 Kampala, Tel: + 256 772-494697 or, Email: [email protected] / [email protected].
What To Bring
laptops, programming software on Compact Discs (CDs), projectors, Books, Magazines, Papers, cameras, T-shirts.
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