Telecentre.org Foundation, supports the establishment and sustainability of grassroots level telecentres. These telecentres – public places of access to the Internet and other digital technologies that help promote personal and social development – offer crucial services, skills and opportunities to people living in remote and rural locations around the world. Since its launch at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in 2005, the telecentre.org programme has been instrumental in setting up telecentre networks in more than 40 countries. Initially administered by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the programme is now managed by Telecentre.org Foundation, an independent, non-profit, non-stock international organisation registered in Manila, Philippines.
Miguel Raimilla is a social entrepreneur, and founder of several international and multicultural initiatives linked with youth, social development, and social enterprise throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Among these initiatives are World Corps, OneRoof, and his most recent endeavor, Channel International – all of which encompasses different local expressions of ICT4D worldwide. He brings to Telecentre.org Foundation more than 17 years of international experience developing non-profit organizations and private companies in the field of ICT4D and telecentres. He has promoted the concept of telecentres in places (and with people and organizations) where it had never been heard of before. Creating, running, and managing telecentre units in several countries, Miguel has established a unique perspective of the realities, challenges, and opportunities that telecentres experience on a daily basis. During these years, Miguel has developed local teams, and training content and methodologies, while collaborating with non-profit and governmental programs in many countries. - See more at: http://www.telecentre.org/who-we-are/#sthash.sfsGuDBW.dpuf