Hi Yacine, Can you send the source of the information that you got regarding the use of women in telecentres?.
As you know, [EMAIL PROTECTED] network <www.tele-centros.org>, is a community based telecentres network of Latin America and the Caribbe and we are looking for ways to work very closely in Jamaica with the University, Sustainable Development network and the ICT4D platform, to support the initiatives community base telecentres. One of the biggest problems that they raised is that there does not exist connectivity in rural areas in Jamaica, and no social use and appropriation of ICT's to attend to the demands of most of the population. I would appreciate if you send the source of information, as I am very interested in developing synergism. Regarding youth and your question. Of course, we got lots of examples and contacts, you can go to the web site of [EMAIL PROTECTED] and the stories so far. One example is the Street children project in Esmeraldas. They already got a mircroenterprise based on their skills to maintain computers. Collection of stories and contacts you find also in the web site of [EMAIL PROTECTED] You will also find examples in Brazil and with the Itchimbia telecentres on how youth develop a microenterprise of recycling paper using the telecentre, there are other cases in Argentina and Chile as well. Hope this helps, Karin Yacine Khelladi wrote: > Hello from Jamaica, were I'm participating in the design of an ICT > community program > > Strangely here the problem is the opposite. In rural areas 70% of the > cybercafes/telecenter users are women, in capital town it is around 50%, > but those who do apply for training are 75% women. It's general in the > country, for example, 70% of the students of the University of West Indies > in Jamaica are women. > > This is of course starting at schools, where most boys quit early, and > girls continue. > > So the problem here might be to design strategies to get more men, > particularly boys and teens, into empowering them-self's, in and through > ICTs, and get them off the street, where crime is often their only > option... > > Any country had to deal with similar situation? ------------ ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.edc.org/GLG/gkd/>