Descrivete in quale modo il progetto ha ottimizzato la partecipazione di professionisti, ragazzi, giovani o altri soggetti:
The centre has indeed encouraged the different groups of people in the community to appreciate the importance of being the sources of development information and knowledge sharing for sustainable livelihoods of our community. Both local and central government departments like District Information Offices, National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Secretariat and National Meteorological Centre have subscribed to the centre by providing information materials both hard and soft copies. These institutions also attend live radio talk shows and discussions and entrepreneurship programmes organized by the centre management to improve skills of the unemployed youths and rural women. Schools have also taken the opportunity to arrange ICT training sessions/programmes at the centre. This has encouraged and addressed the problem of ICT illiteracy among the school going youths.
Private institutions like commercial banks and other Micro Deposit Institutions (MDIs) also use the centre to advertize their services and therefore expand the opportunities of the young entrepreneurs, unemployed youths fresh from school and rural women to interact with these institutions for possible access to credit facilities and how to use them well. Banks and MDI organized co-facilitate entrepreneurial trainings with centre management.
Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have been encouraged by the performance of the centre as the main hub for their target groups. The information about their activities in the region is always available at our centre. The centre’s and ToroDev website is currently under transformation into a modern Content management System (CMS) in order to publish accumulated information from all these institutions.
In summary, the presence of the ICT centre has promoted the “Multi Stakeholder Partnership” that includes the public, private and the civil society institutions that improve the entrepreneurial skills of the youths and women in the Rwenzori region of western Uganda.
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Local schools organize ICT training sessions for their students with the centre management. This has contributed to reduction of ICT illiteracy among youths. Teachers also have found the centre a better place for their research and establishing networks with teachers around the country and internationally. Students from nearby universities (Mountains of the Moon University and Uganda Pentecostal University) greatly use the centre for online research because of fast and efficient internet connectivity (Broadband ADSL) compared to Leased Line Connectivity common at their universities.