Establishment of an ICT Centre to Support the Development of Education and Business in a Developing Country: Maseru, Lesotho, Africa

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1999-03
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PCF1 // Africa remains the continent known for its lack of resources and above all, poverty. Education levels are amongst the lowest in the world. The use of new technologies is often seen as a possible means of accelerating the provision of education in under-developed areas. // Lack of access to high technology may be the single largest obstacle to using any form of technology to expand the provision of education. Developed countries enjoy facilities such as personal telephones in homes and cable television; these have not become common in Africa. // Computer laboratories and remote lecturing facilities if provided on a non-cost-recovery basis remain dependent on donor funds and may be susceptible to financial difficulties. It is against the backdrop of the great needs of the continent and the necessity to make any new venture self-sustaining that Telisa was conceptualised. Information on the Telisa Initiative may be found on the Internet at http://pgw.org/telisa. //

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