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telecentre.org is Telecentre.org is a global programme, managed by Telecentre.org Foundation, that supports the establishment and sustainability of grassroots level telecentres.
Its 'About us' page states: These telecentres – public places of access to the Internet and other digital technologies that help promote personal and social development – offer crucial services, skills and opportunities to people living in remote and rural locations around the world.
Since its launch at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in 2005, the telecentre.org programme has been instrumental in setting up telecentre networks in more than 40 countries. It has also facilitated the establishment of the Telecentre.org Academy, a knowledge-sharing and training programme for telecentre operators across the globe.
Telecentre.org Foundation Initially administered by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the programme is now managed by Telecentre.org Foundation, an independent, non-profit, non-stock international organisation registered in Manila, Philippines.
The IDRC remains one of our main funders along with Microsoft and the Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT). The programme continues to be implemented through a multi-stakeholder, collaborative model at all levels of its operations.
Vision and Mission
Telecentre.org Foundation pursues a vision of securing “digital opportunities for poverty alleviation at the grassroots” in underprivileged communities around the world.
Our mission is to empower telecentre stakeholders with capacity, linkages, content, services, knowledge assets, and partnerships, to strengthen and sustain telecentres as tools for socio-economic growth and development.
Our work strategy
Our strategy involves five key elements:
A few of our core activities
With the help of stakeholders and members, we organize and implement such projects as:
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