Projects

South Africa: The Digital Doorway project

This CSIR project in the remote rural township of Cwili in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, aims to verify the results of research conducted in India indicating that children possess the cognitive ability to acquire functional computer skills without formal training. | Read more...

Kenya: The Bridge - Suba Youth Training Programme

The Bridge is an after-school programme that provides young people from low-income neighbourhoods in the Suba district of Nyanza Province, Kenya, with access to ICT resources, skills and experiences to help them succeed in their careers and contribute to their communities. | Read more...

Global: OrphanIT

OrphanIT delivers a host of IT services, including training and employment for disadvantaged youth in developing nations in web development, data processing, business process outsourcing and online marketing projects. Link | Read more...

Namibia: HIV/AIDS in Katutura

SchoolNet, a non-profit Internet service provider in Namibia, decided it might be more effective to use youth to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among their peers. A website project was initiated to look at how AIDS has affected the community of Katutura,... | Read more...

Senegal: Cyber-youth spaces in teaching

The Groupe pour l'étude et l'enseignement de la population (GEEP) is encouraging schools to play a prominent role in population and environment oriented activities by targeting secondary students aged 13tm21 and schoolteachers, and has created 'family life' clubs throughout Senegal. | Read more...

Global: World Corps Community Information Centers (CIC)

World Corps, an NGO based in Seattle, USA, is working in rural areas of developing countries to help stem the rural-to-urban 'brain drain' by selecting promising young leaders and training them to run Community Information Centers (CICs). Link | Read more...

Jamaica: The Container Project

The Container Project is bringing new technologies to the youth and long-term unemployed in marginalized urban and rural communities in Jamaica, using a mobile container unit equipped with computers and Internet access. Link | Read more...

Guyana: Guyana Information Youth Project (GIYP)

The GIYP was launched in 2002 to enable young people aged 17–30 to become technologically literate and to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to perform efficiently in a computerized environment. | Read more...

Rwanda: Radio Project for Child-headed Households

The Freeplay Foundation is providing wind-up radios to orphaned child heads of households in Rwanda so that they can listen to radio programmes that will help them prevent disease, increase their crop yields, and maintain their goats. Link | Read more...

Nigeria: ClickITnigeria

This youth-led initiative aims to raise a new generation of youth equipped with ICT skills. ClickITnigeria informs youth in Nigeria about the information society, and the emerging trends and challenges, and seeks to prepare them for the global marketplace... | Read more...

Haiti: Computer Program for Schools

CAITI, an NGO based in Haiti, is setting up the Computer Program for Schools (POE), which recycles used computers, and distributes them to elementary and secondary schools. The program not only provides access to ICTs for children but also safeguards... | Read more...

Mozambique: Bridging the Gap

This project, established by the Foundation for Community Development (FDC), is teaching children in rural areas how to use computers and the Internet in order to bridge the technology gap that exists between rural Mozambique and the rest of world. Link | Read more...

Tonga: Future Farmers

In Tonga, the decreasing participation of youth in agricultural production has become an issue of concern. Not only are household food security and incomes in rural areas are affected, but also the national food security is threatened due to increasing... Link | Read more...

Nigeria: Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN)

PIN is equipping Nigerian youth with the necessary IT skills that will promote personal development, national responsibility, regional cooperation, and global participation. The initiative aims to provide a platform for other young Nigerians to... Link | Read more...

Africa: Youth Information Technology and Microenterprise (YouthIT)

The YouthIT project promotes youth employment, youth-led business creation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills in Africa. YouthIT provides young people with useful skills for obtaining employment and creating new businesses. Link | Read more...

Africa: Driving ICT and Leadership Training for Development

The African Youth Foundation (AYF), a German NGO, has designed a training programme to mobilize the disadvantaged youth of Africa, especially unemployed graduates, to undertake projects that will enable them obtain skills necessary for their future livelihoods. | Read more...

Zimbabwe: Orphan Cybergateway Project

The Orphan Cybergateway project is enabling AIDS orphans aged 15tm25 to use computers to access and exchange knowledge, and involving them in AIDS awareness programmes that encourage other youth to protect themselves against AIDS. | Read more...

Rwanda and Kenya: CyberHost

The CyberHost project is using mobile ICT centres to bring telephone, email and fax services to rural areas in Rwanda and Kenya, and to help youth from disadvantaged rural communities to build small-scale ICT enterprises. | Read more...

South Africa: Dikahotole Digital Village project

This project is providing young people in Dikahotole, a community of 8000 in South Africa, with training in computers, the Internet and business skills, with the aim of improving their employment opportunities and fostering entrepreneurship. | Read more...

Pacific: PFNet Distance Learning Project

The People First Network (PFNet) is a networking project that facilitates information exchange among communities throughout the Solomon Islands. It has established a growing rural communications system based on wireless email networking, using HF radio. | Read more...

Liberia: Strengthening Youth and Radio Stations in Liberia

  There has been a dramatic increase in the number of community-based radio stations across Liberia to provide people, particularly youth, with access to timely and credible information. To address the lack of technical and professional capacity... Link | Read more...

Haiti: Multimedia Computer-based Training for Rural Areas

In Haiti, as in many developing countries, young people fleeing poverty in rural areas tend to migrate to urban areas that have no capacity to absorb them. This project seeks to stem the exodus from the rural town of Leogane, Haiti, by installing solar... Link | Read more...

Global: Make a Connection

Make a Connection is a global partnership between the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Nokia to promote positive youth development by giving young people the opportunity to 'make a connection' with their communities, their families and peers, and among themselves. | Read more...

Nigeria: Owerri Digital Village

The Owerri Digital Village is a community technology centre established by the Youth for Technology Foundation, the first of its kind in West Africa. The centre offers free ICT training to at-risk youth aged 8tm25, many of whom come from poor subsistence... | Read more...

Nigeria: SpokesYouth: Empowering Rural Youth Information Workers

The SpokesYouth project aims to foster social responsibility among Nigerian youth by using appropriate technology to deliver services to their communities. Youth at the Owerri Digital Village will perform the role of rural information workers, receiving... | Read more...

Copyright © 2014, CTA. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (ACP-EU)