Lack of communication infrastructure isolates rural Uganda, slowing development, limiting education and offering little hope for women and youth. First beneficiaries will be 500 students at Great Aubrey Memorial College, a secondary school founded for AIDS orphans. Other beneficiaries include: other students and teachers; community AIDS education & women’s groups; small businesses; charitable, development, and government organizations. The Center will collect user fees and become self-sustaining
The project will purchase & maintain 15 networked computers with a VSAT link to enable Internet access, plus software, printers & CD/DVD drives. It will offer training, community education, & better communications for business, government, & NGOs.
The center will be a major factor in regional economic and social development. It will support education, including HIV/AIDS education and job training. It will empower women and slow the out-migration of youth by providing access to non-farm jobs.