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1 Surfing Under the Sun A sustainable computer laboratory-Internet café at Cabilao National High School MARIO GARCIA 7 September 2006

2 Project aims Computer literacy –Basic IT education for High school students Adult education / Internet café –The school will be using the computers at school hours only –The rest of the days the use for Internet café or adult education Computer laboratory –computer laboratory with 6 PCs, which are networked –All PCs have installed the basic Microsoft Office Products –additionally some e-learning products (IT and non-IT subjects) Self-Sufficient / Sustainability –The whole project, shall be running self-sufficient –All costs (maintenance of the computer lab, solar plant and internet connection) should be covered by the income generated form the internet cafe

3 Project partners and responsibilities Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE) –Technical support –Installation of Computer Laboratory –Training of the teachers –Backup of technical support when project is implemented German Development Service (DED) –Project leading and -management –Project cost management –Contacts to industry Mayor of Loon / High School –Infrastructure (Room for battery bank; computer laboratory etc.) –Wage for person running the internet cafe –Point out a person who runs the internet café

4 Project success factors Build up a Committee –Mayor of Loon –Principal –PTCA President –Tourism Representative –Treasurer –CITE/DED Representative Evaluation and Monitoring –Every month project meetings were held –Income / Expenses evaluation –Project enhancements and problems

5 Income Expenses Sustainability Beach Resorts Internet Students School Tourists/Locals Internet Provider Flat rate Maintenance Savings Computerlab 2000 PhP 1494 PhP 3600 PhP 2000 PhP PhP Bank Evaluation result after 1 year operation

6 Statistics

7 Statistics

8 Project results Computer literacy –90% of students are IT literates –School ranked 13 out of 105 (before project start 85) –Teachers use internet for research –Barangay papers are printed and done in Comp.lab Indirect results –Small projects have been set up (water collection) –New school building in place –Sterngthen self-esteem of Islanders

9 Last word Strengthen the communities and involve them from the project start on … … and they will be successfull

10 Thanks to … The solar powered Computer Laboratory is made possible for the people of Cabilao Island through the consolidated efforts of the Center for Industrial Technology and Enterprise (CITE) and the German Development Service (DED) with funding assistance from the GATE-program/Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the Municipality of Loon, Bohol


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