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Schoolnet Africa

  1. 1. Board SchoolNet Africa East Africa Central Africa West Africa Southern Africa North Africa Kenya Rwanda Uganda Cameroon RD Congo Kivu RDC Nigeria Liberia Togo Senegal Mali Benin Burkina Faso Ghana Gambia SchoolNet Cote d’Ivoire Nigeria Egypt Algeria Sudan Mozambique Zambia Malawi Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Botswana Swasiland Madagascar Lesotho Headoffice Senegal
  2. 2. VISION : To empower the African child to be an active global participant through the effective use of ICTs allowing them to become critical learners and thinkers able to contribute to the African knowledge society.
  3. 3. MISSION : To support national SchoolNets by mobilizing resources through effective partnerships.
  4. 4. The 1MPC ? <ul><li>The 1MPC campaign is a project that emerged as the immediate results of discussion between african schoolNets and their associates in 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>The scarcity of resources like books, reading materials  in African schools and some outdated materials it was thought that it was high time to provide access to internet to the young Africans. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objectives African SchoolNets are campaigning to increase access to ICTs for millions of African learners, by building computer refurbishment capacity in Africa, by promoting affordable software educational application/content delivery for accelerated integration of ICTs in education, by encouraging appropriate liberalisation to provide affordable and innovative wireless telecommunication access for the &quot;last&quot; mile in disadvantaged rural communities, and by empowering youth and encouraging appropriate gender responsiveness in education through ICTs.
  6. 6. Results <ul><ul><li>Campaign of pleading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results : under 20 000 computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( KPN in Amsterdam, World Bank via World Links) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Results <ul><li>That on going campaign has a support group in the Netherlands which has allowed us to meet possible donors and collaborators as the Close the Gap &the E.Schoolnet… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lessons learned <ul><li>Strengths : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>panafrican network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged and trained human resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear and defined objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorable environment for ICTs ( nepad e-schools, numeric fund …) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Lessons learned <ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lack of financial and logistic resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary work : staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with other ICT organizations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Priorities <ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>technological and financial support for providing access for better improvement for quality education and knowledge (3 M PC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-twinning, educational projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local contents and exchanges for more efficient skills (capacity building, research…) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building bridges for exchanges of best practices an knowledge (teachers, students and policy makers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional support for SNA (branding, pleading…) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The campaign continues… <ul><li>Let sing for the « 3 » million PC </li></ul>