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Remote Congolese College Needs Internet Resources

 
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Summary

A satellite internet connection and solar power are being installed, so funding is sought for 10 laptop computers that will bring a world of resources to students’ fingertips for the first time.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Djolu Technical College, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the only institute of higher education within 30,000 square miles. Located in a nationally and globally important region of rainforest reserves, the college offers 70 bright, motivated young people in this impoverished region their sole chance of obtaining a college degree. The library contains only 45 volumes, and students have to make a two-week hike to the nearest city, Kisangani, to type and print out their theses.

How will this project solve this problem?

Students and professors will share ten laptops and a printer, in a computer lab that doubles as an internet café for area residents. An online library subscription service will also provide access to millions of books and other technical resources.

Potential Long Term Impact

Access to email and current research and instructional materials is essential to preparing a workforce that can bring sustainable development to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s remote rainforest regions.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Amy Clanin

Program Manager
Washington, D.C. United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Remote Congolese College Needs Internet Resources
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