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1 RURAL DEVELOPMENT BY ISAAC LENTSWE PROJECT MANAGER: ICT TELKOM FOUNDATION TELKOM FOUNDATION 29 JULY 2005.

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1 1 RURAL DEVELOPMENT BY ISAAC LENTSWE PROJECT MANAGER: ICT TELKOM FOUNDATION TELKOM FOUNDATION 29 JULY 2005

2 2 STRUCTURE OF THE PRESENTATION: The use of ICT in Community Centres The use of ICT in Community Centres Gardening: “From traditional to technological” Gardening: “From traditional to technological” Empowerment: “end to end solution” Empowerment: “end to end solution” How ICT can Enhance Rural Development How ICT can Enhance Rural Development

3 3 Trials and Tribulations of Rolling Out ICT in Rural Areas Trials and Tribulations of Rolling Out ICT in Rural Areas Conclusion Conclusion Question and Answers Question and Answers

4 4 HOW ICT CAN ENHANCE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Computers Internet Faxes Printers

5 5 Photo Copiers Scanner TV’S Overhead Projectors Inter-Comms Alarms

6 6 Radios Studios, ect. Telkom Foundation is in line with Government direction in terms of the alleviation of poverty and acceleration of economic development, and the above speak volumes about it

7 7 THE USE OF ICT IN COMMUNITY CENTRES Community centres are regarded as hubs for every body in the community in terms of communications

8 8 They are also used as recreational facilities after hours by learners They are also used as additional skill development centres They are used as a vehicle to get a job They are used to keep the unemployed busy and focussed in their community initiatives

9 9 They are used to help poor communities with items mentioned on 1 They are used to reduce unnecessary expenditure from our poor communities, for example, transport cost, traveling, ect.

10 10 EMPOWERMENT: “end to end solution” Development of ICT computers Food Schemes, transport, uniforms, etc. Skill development and training

11 11 GARDENING: “From traditional to technological: The normal gardening has faded away by the introduction of technosus project, which does not need more labour to deal with

12 12 TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF ROLLING OUT ICT IN RURAL AREAS Experience is the best policy, gradually graduate to deal with adverse challenges in rural areas, for example, educating the community about it

13 13 The exact suitable technology in the area Cost related issues Partnerships Scope of technology required Expertise required Dedication required Manpower required, etc.

14 14 Q? + A! END Finally


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