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Project ID: 1359489901
Entity: Saudi Arabia - Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
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Activity: Establishment of an ICT Training and Learning Center (Telecenter) for Women
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Activity description: - The establishment of computer lab containing 20 PCs, Student's Service Center and Internet Center. - Establishment of a training room to accommodate 30 trainees dedicated to the workshops, training courses. - Training 151 students on web design (success rate of 100%), graphic design (success rate of 77.5%) and professional development skills. 22 students of the trainees on web design and graphic design got new job opportunities. The tele-centre can train more women, who may request more training courses tailored to their needs, which makes the projects sustainability. IDB also plans to replicate it in other countries.
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Saudi Arabia
Geographical coverage of the activity: Local
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Completed: 1/6/2008 - 1/8/2009
Partners: SOUL for the Development of Women and Children, General Telecommunication Institute (GTI).


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