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Connect a School, Connect a Community in the State of Palestine

Project No 2PLS13003
Title Connect a School, Connect a Community in the State of Palestine
Description This Project is designed to promote broadband connectivity in schools located in remote, rural or underserved areas of the State of Palestine, so that such schools can be used as community ICT centres (CICs). This Project aims to improve ICT access and use by school children and members of the local community, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups such as women and girls, indigenous and rural people, older persons and persons with disabilities. This Project will connect schools to broadband Internet services, provide individual or shared computing devices to school children, and establish in the connected schools community ICT centres that can be used both for the socio-economic development of community members and to provide fee-paying services to foster sustainability for the community ICT centres. Furthermore, this Project will also provide relevant training for teachers and the trainers who will provide socio-economic relevant training for community members to enable use of ICTs in their day-to- day social and economic activities.
Area of Action Technology & Network Development
Status Implemented
Time Frame From 1/7/2013 To 31/12/2017
Beneficiary Countries State of Palestine
Implementing Agency ITU
Review_Report Open Document
Financial Scale (CHF) 100'000 - 500'000
Achievements By implementing this project, the following results were achieved: The Project connected 5 schools to internet services in remote, rural and underserved areas, through the installment of computer equipment in five selected schools and one club (to serve the local community). Equipment included servers, desktop PC, UPS, multifunction machine-medium (Laser printer-scanner-photocopier-fax), laptop, projectors and the wireless routers were provided by the State of Palestine.