Internet Cafe in Lyantonde, Uganda

by Project FOCUS

Summary

This project will offer the community in Lyantonde, Uganda affordable access to the internet. The proceeds from the cafe will provide financial support for community farming cooperatives.
$922
total raised
22
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Access to current information in today's competitive world is imperative for community growth and development. More than 2.5 billion people live in rural areas of developing countries where access to communication is severely limited due to availability or affordability. In rural Uganda, most teachers, students, farmers, business owners, and health care providers work without access to technologies that can transform their lives and work in simple yet profound ways.

Solution

The internet cafe, consisting of 8 solar-powered computers, will be managed by a Ugandan community-based organization that will also offer classes to familiarize new users and students to information technology.

Long-Term Impact

Affordable access to the internet will improve rural health care, provide economic opportunities for business owners and farmers, reinforce human rights, and improve education.

Resources

http:/​/​www.projectfocus.org
Lyantonde Connected - Audio Documentary (12 min)
Project FOCUS
Inveneo - Provision and Installation of Hardware
ICOD - Management of Internet Cafe

Organization Information

Project FOCUS

Location: Chicago, Illinois - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.projectfocus.org
Project Leader:
Project FOCUS
Executive Director
Chicago, IL United States

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