Some of our rural ICT sites are currently housed in facilities that need upgrading. The technology is modern (solar!) and up-to-date; however, at some of our sites, the structure over the computer is in need of an upgrade to ensure that the equipment is safe and secure.
All BOSCO community ICT sites are a true partnership: The Internet and any PCs are seen as a community resource and, therefore, must be entrusted to and cared for by the community. Part of this care includes providing the shelter and security where the physical ICT equipment will reside. At some of the sites, the community has pooled money together to pay a monthly rent for a room by the side of the road for people to use.
As the word spreads that the Internet is now available in the village, many more youth and adults are arriving at ICT sites; the demand for use of the ICT resources and equipment has never been greater. Yet, with increased demand for usage comes an increased need for keeping the equipment secure.
At Pagak (pictured above) community volunteers have stressed this need as essential before they can expand their site. For example, they could house an ICT lab in the large space above, but cannot do so until provisions have been made for more secure windows in the open spaces.
Please help our local ICT communities through a donation here. Your money will literally STRENGTHEN the ICT capacity of an entire rural community!
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