Building Tech Centers for New Orleans Communities

by Relief International

Summary

Providing access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in New Orleans is essential to the revitalization of Hurricane Katrina-affected communities and the education of local youth.
$1,542
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

Before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many parishes in New Orleans were old, decrepit and sadly out-of-date as it related to schools, community programs, literacy of youth and adults, and computer knowledge. To combat this and rejuvenate the community, RI is building a Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) aimed at providing New Orleans communities with free access to the Internet, along with training to develop computer and technology skills - essential for the rehabiliation of the city.

Solution

RI's goals for the center are to encourage technoloy access & utilization by populations of the city that are underserved. By providing these services, the CIRC will speed up the recovery of the region and enhance beneficiaries' quality of life.

Long-Term Impact

The CIRC will house 15-20 new computers and computer equipment with free access for the community to the Internet, emails, periodicals and computer training resources. Career counseling and training will also be available for adults & youth as well.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ri.org/​articles.php?ssid=107
Hurricane Katrina Emergency Response
Information and Communications Technology
Educational Programs Worldwide
Ongoing Programs in New Orleans

Organization Information

Relief International

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ri.org
Relief International
Project Leader:
Emily Keehn
Program Associate
Los Angeles, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $1,542 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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