Center for Digital Inclusion

The Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) is a global NGO that implements educational programs designed to expose disadvantaged groups and impoverished communities to new technologies. We promote social inclusion of vulnerable populations by using education and technology to fight poverty, stimulate entrepreneurship, strengthen communities and empower them to transform their realities. Today, CDI has operations in 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Spain and the UK..
Aug 13, 2010

The next stage

The second stage of the Mobile Telecenter will allow multiple social organizations take charge of the computers and the IT training offered to their clients and community. This CDI´s project is possible because we have been geeting contributions from Global Giving, UNESCO and TechSoup Global. Your contributions through Global Giving are allowing local non-profit organizations to: -Develop a strategy that involves NGOs and the community in the process of reconstruction in the affected areas by the earthquake, through digital inclusion. -Participate in a high-impact service, understanding the access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a process of digital and social inclusion. These objectives will be accomplished by CDI Chile and the selected organizations through the loan of 11 laptops, the training of 1 telecenter operator per location and the monitoring of the process made by each organization during the month of work in its community.Likewise, CDI Chile will contribute with the NGOs by donating them: -A stationary computer to each NGO at the end of its period with the Mobile Telecenter (after a month of operations) in order to improve its technological tools. - All the operational costs for the month, including the salary of the Telecenter operator. -A full scholarship for the Telecenter Operator training, through an e-learning platform provided by the Telecenter Academy in Chile, a program coordinated by ATACH where CDI Chile is the current president. The organizations selected are: Municipalidad de Tomé, CONAPRAN, Fundación Terranova, Fundación Coanil "Los Naranjos" Chillán and Corporación NAIM from Curicó Dichato will be the first town where the Telecenter Mobile will arrive in this second stage and it will operate from inside the local school. A launching event with the operators from the different organizations will be taking place during the end of August in the city of Concepción and by the 1st of September, the mobile telecenter will open it’s doors in the devastated town of Dichato. .

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Jun 4, 2010

What is new

The team
The team

CEACA has been adjusted and perfected to maximise its impact in the community of Rio de Janeiro. A few weeks ago the team went on a workshop, in which had been discussed the subject: "Team work and trust building" (photos).

Another important fact is that a computer company called Tec Total hired Ceacadigital services. We install computers and provide other services for the their clients. This work has been generating funds to improve the project and to reach more people into the community. The hope is this contract is just the beginning of something good, such as new job opportunities.

Building trust
Building trust
May 12, 2010

One step further

Telecentre in Lota
Telecentre in Lota

After analysing how to take the Telecenter Mobile back to the devastated communities with the funding already received through Global Giving we have reached a very interesting solution, reducing to US$1.250 per month the operational cost of the project. By the end of this week we will be reaching out to local NGOs for them to apply to receive for one month the Telecenter Mobile at their headquarters. We will provide them with the equipment, training and funding for them to run the Telecenter during one month, then it will move on to the next NGO and town in the South of Chile. At least 6 new places will be visited with the Telecenter Mobile with a new focus: Giving people, small companies and organizations access and trainings in order for them to use the ICT in their reconstruction process. Each NGO that receives the Mobile Telecenter will be rewarded in January 2011 with one of notebooks used in the Mobile Telecenter. During this activity in which the notebooks will be given to the NGOs CDI Chile will make a presentation of the results and the impact of the mobile telecenter project. Thanks to the support from TechSoup Global and several of the Partners, UNESCO and the Global Giving platform we have the funding for 4 of the 6 months. With your support we will for sure raise the US$ 2.500 during to reach the last two locations. In one month we will make a new update with the locations and NGOs selected.

Helping people to reconect and rebuild their lives
Helping people to reconect and rebuild their lives

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