Re: Ronald: Kenyan digital village centres
- 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
> 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
> *Kenya ICT Trust Fund**.** P.O box 8475-00100 Nairobi.* *Tel:
> +254203745911 .Mobile:+254720366094*
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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
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> "help group" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
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> Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 12:19 PM
> 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
> Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms. lt,
> <http://www.ms.lt,/> ms@...
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> 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
> Looking foreward to lots of coorperation and suggestions from the
> to assist us in this venture.
> May you all be well.
> RONALD OTIENO OMONDI
> NYANDO DISTRCIT YOUTH INITIATIVE
> P O BOX 1 AWASI, KISUMU
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