DOT RWANDA IN STABILIZING THE    MARKET FOR THE BDCs IN          REMOTE AREAS ‘Case of Interns at BDC of Gasabo’          ...
Sharing the success of youth    supported work in the community    in the area of effective use of ICT,      how do the st...
1. Overview of ICT in Rwanda, DOT and its  Programs;2. The Showcase of interns project in BDC Gasabo;3. Way forward.DOT RW...
Rwanda witnesses a good number of challenges, theopportunities are also considerable and the future ispromising           ...
DOT Rwanda and its Programs       Digital Opportunity Trust is an International Not-for-Profit                            ...
DOT Rwanda and its Programscont. Project Opportunity: bring economic and social benefits to selected    disadvantaged comm...
Benefits    Enhanced self-employment / employment     opportunities for youth    In selected communities      Increased...
Program Model                                Technology Application                                  Through Projects     ...
ReachUp! Intern Life Cycle       Recruit            Training                         Placement       Interns             (...
Mobilizing Community Entrepreneurs                                         ReachUp! Curriculum is designed to             ...
The ReachUp! competencyframework for DOT Interns   Commits to Excellence   Manages Projects   Facilitates Learning   C...
ReachUp! Training Session               Modules     Empowerment/                     Technology Skills                  Bu...
The interns project at BDC      Gasabo         Objective           Toincrease the number of people that use the         ...
The context                                                  Each District of Rwanda has a                               ...
Passions and Creativity. ThesolutionSharing challenges and  successes,  Consultations and  creativity   Kitchen gardens i...
The solution cont.   In class                      Traffic at the center    arrangements                   increasesVirt...
The solution cont.Interns organize Visits, Walks and community works
The ImpactEntrepreneurial culture is instilled into the participants. Participants’ confidence andability to take busines...
The wayforward   Applications that target    the low end users;   To speed up the quality of    services and skills;   ...
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  1. 1. DOT RWANDA IN STABILIZING THE MARKET FOR THE BDCs IN REMOTE AREAS ‘Case of Interns at BDC of Gasabo’ Jean Claude Ndayambaje Digital Opportunity Trust, email: jndayambaje@dotrust.org ICT for Rural Development conference, November 1-3,2011 South A
  2. 2. Sharing the success of youth supported work in the community in the area of effective use of ICT, how do the stakeholders in ICT support the work and what to do to more catalyze the growth of ICT in RDDOT RWANDA IN STABILIZING THE MARKET FOR THE FORMER TELECENTERs IN REMOTEAREAS
  3. 3. 1. Overview of ICT in Rwanda, DOT and its Programs;2. The Showcase of interns project in BDC Gasabo;3. Way forward.DOT RWANDA IN STABILIZING THE MARKET FOR THE FORMER TELECENTERs IN REMOTEAREAS
  4. 4. Rwanda witnesses a good number of challenges, theopportunities are also considerable and the future ispromising Synergies identified between DOT vision and Rwanda’s rural economic transformation Vision 2020 national strategy; PRSP; NICI-2020 Plan; Integrated ICT-led Socio- Economic Development Plan Source:ICT SWOT
  5. 5. DOT Rwanda and its Programs Digital Opportunity Trust is an International Not-for-Profit OrganizationDOT’s Mission: Creating global networks of talented, energetic young leaders who make real change by educating local communities to apply technology effectively to real life.DOT’s Vision: To eradicate poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality by giving all people the skills and knowledge to use technology to achieve educational, social and economic opportunities.
  6. 6. DOT Rwanda and its Programscont. Project Opportunity: bring economic and social benefits to selected disadvantaged communities in Rwanda by  Enabling young ICT leaders-interns (50% women)  Building capacity of CBOs to connect with economic opportunities  Promoting entrepreneurship with community participants (50% women)  Sharing knowledge between Rwandan communities and internationally Project Focus: Capacity development of 180 interns (technology ambassadors) who work through CBOs to train & coach 30,000+ community members Programs: ReachUp! & Start Up! to build ICT & Business Skills capacity of vulnerable groups and young entrepreneurs in selected communities www.dotrust.org
  7. 7. Benefits  Enhanced self-employment / employment opportunities for youth  In selected communities  Increased access to economic opportunity  Increased micro-enterprise and MSE development  Increased household income levels  Demonstration of ICT access and use  Enhanced market connections for CBOs
  8. 8. Program Model Technology Application Through Projects Schools Enabled Business, School & Entrepreneurs Mobilized Community Facilitation Startups Enabled Businesses ScaledTrain the Trainer Community @ Interns SolutionPartners Local Program Team DOT RWANDA IN STABILIZING THE MARKET FOR THE FORMER TELECENTERs IN REMOTE AREAS ‘Case of Interns at Business
  9. 9. ReachUp! Intern Life Cycle Recruit Training Placement Interns (4 wks) (9 months)• Rigorous • Global & local • Intern commitment letter signed screening & trainers, Orientation, •9 months deployment in selection of online and face to face communities where they deliver the interns training to facilitate, ReachUp! Program consult and inspire • Stipend, transportation, • Interns receive communication & modem training stipend • Additional training is also offered every month – mainly focused on how to get a job in the Rwanda job market www.dotrust.org
  10. 10. Mobilizing Community Entrepreneurs ReachUp! Curriculum is designed to empower beneficiaries and to build business and technology skills Objective: Equip disadvantaged community members with ICT & basic business skills and develop entrepreneurial spirit to spur income generation and creation of micro-enterprises Audience: 1) Disadvantaged groups such as un/under-employed, women, youth; 2) Community members interested in starting a micro-enterprise and; 3) Marginalized, remote and rural communities Approach: Provide participants with knowledge, tools and skills to help them leverage economic opportunity in their community through Intern-facilitated training. Highlights- Business Skills; ICT Skills & Empowerment Skills. . www.dotrust.org
  11. 11. The ReachUp! competencyframework for DOT Interns Commits to Excellence Manages Projects Facilitates Learning Coaches Conducts Action Research Advocates
  12. 12. ReachUp! Training Session Modules Empowerment/ Technology Skills Business Skills Livelihood1 Course Introduction and 3 Meet your Computer 17 Intro to Business Self Reflection (Windows, Notepad) 18 Business Concepts and2 Your Strengths, Skills and 4 Computer as Notebook Ideas Passions (Word – Letter) 19 Intro to Business Planning 6 Computer as Library5 The Opportunity (Internet Browsers) 20 Marketing Basics Marketplace 8 Computer as Designer 21 Marketing Materials (Word –7 Opportunities Around You (Word – Livelihood Flyer) Business Flyer and Resume9 Tools to Access Information 10 Computer as Scheduler Template)11 Visioning and Self-Esteem (Word – Calendar) 22 Budgeting Basics and Cash12 Consolidating Research 13 Computer as Post Office Flow (Word – Business Plan (Yahoo! Email) Template; Excel – Business Findings 14 Computer as Analyst (Excel Budget and Cash Flow)15 Mapping Sustainable – Personal Budget) 23 Record-Keeping Livelihood Projects 16 Computer as Showcase (PowerPoint – Presentation 24 Action Plans & Course Wrap Up www.dotrust.org
  13. 13. The interns project at BDC Gasabo  Objective  Toincrease the number of people that use the center;  Raisingawareness about ICT and the benefits of Business Services opportunities in the community;  Results  An average of 50 persons on waiting list every month for monthly trainings;  Surrounding community know the services offered by the BDC and its partners;Commits to Excellence, Manages Projects, Facilitates Learning, Coaches, Conducts Action Research, Advocates
  14. 14. The context  Each District of Rwanda has a well equipped Business Development Center (Telecentre);  Most of BDCs are located in remote areas;  At BDC gasabo, only 2 persons in 10 were aware of available Business Support Services (baseline survey)  Two Interns mobilize and train atleast 30 persons every month;  Interns are responsible to mobilize people for trainings;Commits to Excellence, Manages Projects, Facilitates Learning, Coaches, Conducts Action Research, Advocates
  15. 15. Passions and Creativity. ThesolutionSharing challenges and successes, Consultations and creativity Kitchen gardens installations initiated by interns (Demonstrations)
  16. 16. The solution cont. In class  Traffic at the center arrangements increasesVirtual Network Computing and Screencasting tools in
  17. 17. The solution cont.Interns organize Visits, Walks and community works
  18. 18. The ImpactEntrepreneurial culture is instilled into the participants. Participants’ confidence andability to take business risks.Participants overcome cyber phobia, use computer to improve or develop business.Participants’ skills and passions are enhancedParticipants’ are able to respond to community needs and identify opportunitiesaround them.DOT Interns have secured fulltime employedCoaching and business development services. RU Graduates secured employment,formed cooperatives & small business :Linkages- increased awareness of the available business development services ,Market opportunities, MFI;At BDC gasabo, the trend in training local people increased from 36 to 84 participantsevery month
  19. 19. The wayforward Applications that target the low end users; To speed up the quality of services and skills; To advocate for youth with passions and willing to give back to the community; To involve youth in various researches and debates on ICT for RD;
  20. 20. Thankyou!

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