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SITC Project January 7th 2009. Development s.c. Basic Facts Members: Beyene Girma and Alexander Attilio Goal: contribute to national development endeavors.

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1 SITC Project January 7th 2009

2 Development s.c. Basic Facts Members: Beyene Girma and Alexander Attilio Goal: contribute to national development endeavors in Ethiopia Dvt Theme: Education sector Dvt Path: small-scale projects

3 SITC Project Summary Purpose: Establish an IT center for high school students in Ethiopia Primary activity: Purchase 3 new computers from Ethiopia and set up access to the internet. Target Group: High school students in Ethiopia Place: library in designated high school Project Design: Development sub-committee Project Ownership: ESUO Facilitators:  Resource persons in Ethiopia (Biniyam Sisay and Solomon Yimer)  Envoy Oslo-Addis + IT consultant (Nigussie Tadesse) Budget: 10,000 NOK (from ESUO monthly contributions) Duration of phase 1: from September 14 to December 31 st 2008

4 SITC Main Activities 1.Selecting beneficiary school with these criteria  Low income  Minimum infrastructure (electricity, telephone, secure room…)  Proximity (to minimize expenses and to be within reach of facilitators)  Adequate number of students  In consultation with education bureau

5 Fitawrari Abayneh Metekia Secondary School New school established 3 years ago Located in Akaki (in the outskirts of Addis) Currently hosts 2200 students (45.5% girls) Has material/financial problems (no computers before SITC project) Serves mostly students from low-income families

6 … continued (SITC main activities) 2.Purchase 3 new PCs with network accessories  Sending used PCs from Norway is expensive ( NOK/PC shipping + tax in Eth.)  New PCs therefore usable for longer period  1 year warranty  Process is less time-consuming  Tax, transp. costs… pre-paid so less bureaucratic  Provides badly-needed foreign currency to Eth.  Local business in Eth. will benefit  We ensure Eth. is not dumping ground for used goods

7 … continued (SITC main activities) 3.Setup network 4.Sponsor basic IT training of 2 librarians 5.Purchase a few self-help IT books

8 SITC Project Recommendations for Phase 2 (Jan-Dec 2009) Increase internet connection time (currently only 2hours/day is sponsored by the project) Increase number of PCs Purchase 1 printer Attract more partners/donors Gradually withdraw from project

9 Acknowlegments Prof. Rolf Theil and his wife (500 birr) Kristoffer Ring (used newtork switch) Biniyam’s friends in Ethiopia, Endeshaw and Meheret, for setting up PCs and the network for free Nigussie, Solomon, and Biniyam

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