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Re: Ronald: Kenyan digital village centres

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  • Andrius Kulikauskas
    Thank you, Dan, and I share with Ronald. Andrius
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 14, 2009
      Thank you, Dan, and I share with Ronald. Andrius

      Dan Otedo wrote:
      > This is fantastic Ronald.You and Paul Oduor, the coordinator Suba
      > Youth Resource Centre have had a wonderful opportunity to help your
      > respective organisations through this.
      > Alas,some computers were stolen from the Suba Centre,night after Paul
      > went for the 3 week Training.I know that such centres will need to
      > invest greatly in community participation and ownership as a security
      > measure.
      > I am glad though for having given up my training opportunity for Paul
      > who is younger and more deserving,and given that with my position at
      > the ICT Trust, can help move things for you guys when push comes to
      > shove.I have a wondeful rapport with the ICT Board and do not
      > hesitate to ask for any favour from me if you must.
      > *Dan Otedo*
      > *Program Officer
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      > --- On *Wed, 10/14/09, Andrius Kulikauskas /<ms@...>/* wrote:
      > From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>
      > Subject: [learningfromeachother] Ronal Omondi: Kenyan digital
      > village centres
      > To: mendenyo@yahoogroups.com, globalvillages@yahoogroups.com,
      > "help group" <holistichelping@yahoogroups.com>,
      > "learningfromeachother" <learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 12:19 PM
      > Ronald,
      > This is good news about your studying in the Digital Village
      > Entreprenuership programme to set up a Pasha Internet access
      > center. I
      > share with several other groups where participants might be
      > interested.
      > Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms. lt,
      > <http://www.ms.lt,/> ms@...
      > <http://us.mc1120.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=ms%40ms.lt>
      > ronald omondi wrote:
      > Hello All
      > Internet connection has been a big challenge to the Rural Kenya for a
      > long time. Since the year 2007 the govt has been trying to address
      > this
      > but with little success. The arrival of fibre optic that was much
      > celebrated did not usher in a new wave of this for the Rural
      > communities
      > in like my village.
      > The Digital Villages that are called Pasha Centres are going to
      > offer IT
      > training, Internet Services, Video/Photography centres and also a
      > healthpod where telemedicine is to begin taking place. In addition to
      > this all Govt documents like IDs, Passport, Tittle deeds, Procurement
      > are all to be accessed through this centres as a means of reducing
      > corruption within governemnt offices.
      > The project is funded by World Bank through the Kenya ICT Board.
      > These
      > centres are to be managed by private entreprenuers/ local groups whom
      > will be required to invest 10% of the total cost of the project
      > and give
      > a loan that is to be repayable within three years.
      > Currently am undergoing the Digital Villages Entreprenuership
      > programme
      > that is a prerequisite to be allowed to run this centres.
      > This is a very good project that i know if implemeted as planned then
      > we'll be able to solve our long struggle of access to the outside
      > world.
      > Looking foreward to lots of coorperation and suggestions from the
      > forum
      > to assist us in this venture.
      > May you all be well.
      > KENYA.
      > TEL 254 722 480 811
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