MULTIPURPOSE COMMUNITY TELECENTRES by wangnianwu

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									    MULTIPURPOSE
COMMUNITY TELECENTRES

   How do we establish an MCT
       in our community?
Establishing a MCT
CALL A MEETING WITH KEY PEOPLE FROM:

      Local government      Government (post
                              office,
      Health
                              administration,
      Education              transport)
      Agriculture           Small business
      Community groups      Woman’s groups
      Tourism               Other
                              (religious/private
                              enterprise)
Purpose of the Meeting:

   To outline what a telecentre is and what
    it can do for the community
   To draw together a Steering Committee
   To plan an Open Community Meeting of
    potential users
   To identify a date, time and format for
    the Open Community Meeting.
TELECENTRES COME IN MANY
FORMS,THIS CAN BE CONFUSING...


  An MCT can be:
   Community owned
   Operated as a franchise, or
   Sponsored by an entity such as Regional
    Development, State or Central Government
    or an international organization such as
    UNESCO (United Nations Educational,
    Scientific and Cultural Organization)
WHAT DO PEOPLE CALL A TELECENTRE?




   Shops providing:
   Phone services only, or
   Phone services plus email/Internet, or
   All of the above plus fax and photocopier
   All of the above plus a wide range of services
    and programmes.
What is a Multipurpose
Community Telecentre?

   An MCT is not just computers, Internet
    and email.
   An MCT is a technology hub that
    provides social, economic and
    information support to many diverse
    services and programmes that come
    together in one location to share
    equipment, staff, and expertise.
WHAT SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES
CAN THIS MCT OFFER?


  Basic Services:
   Email, Internet
   Computer use
   Photocopying
   Scanning
   Printing
   Telephone access
Programmes and Services (cont’d)

   Internet Service Provider (ISP)
   Home page design
   Information retrieval
   Web page maintenance
   Data base design
   Video conferencing
    connection
Programmes and Services (cont’d)

     Small business          Secretarial services
      development             Word processing
     Business incubator      Tourist information
     Job application          produced
      assistance              Grant applications
     Computer training       Minutes/agendas
     Internet training       Bookkeeping
     Exam supervision        Phone answering
     First aid training      Printing/publishing
     Emergency training       books, papers
Programmes and Services (cont’d)
     Government forms      Disabled persons
      & information          support
     On-line market        Meeting facilities
      prices                Office space for
     Youth Club             daily rental
     Computer Club
     Business Club
     Seniors Club
     Arts/Craft Club
Programmes and Services (cont’d)

     Toy library                Labor market
     Book exchange               information
     Video library              Small jobs
     Community paper             information board
      production                 Passport photos
     Interpreting services      Photo restoration
     Community
      information board
     Local events
      promotion
Community Input is Required:

    The community can help the project by:
   Finding a rent free/or
    cheap rental building
   Providing Volunteers
    to assist in the Center
   Becoming members
    and helping with other
    needs as and when required
Funding requirements

     The new Steering
      Committee must
      identify funding to
      pay for basic
      establishment costs
      and equipment.
Case Studies: Established MCT’s



                     Case Study - Indian
                      Ocean Island
                     Case Study -
                      Himalayan
                      Community
DON’T DUPLICATE SERVICES

    MCT’s do not
     duplicate services,
     they seek to start
     new programmes
     and services which    Exceptions:
     are not currently      Basic services -
     operating in the        email, Internet,
     community.              photocopying,
                             facsimile and
                             telephone
COLLOCATION:

 MCT’S can join with:
  Libraries
  Technical training &
   education groups
  Labor market
   providers
  Agriculture
  Post office
  Banks/fee collection
COLLOCATION HELPS WITH
SUSTAINABILITY:

  THE MCT SAVES MONEY THROUGH:
   Sharing buildings
   Sharing equipment
   Sharing staff
     PROVIDING LONGER OPENING HOURS:
     Giving the community longer access
      time to programmes and services. THIS
      PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INCOME.
MOVING THE PROJECT
FORWARD:
  Appoint a Steering Committee from
   those present at the ‘Key People’
   meeting
  Set a new meeting date to:
  Examine funding possibilities
  Identify a suitable building
  Ascertain that suitable persons are
   available to run an MCT
MOVING FORWARD (cont’d)
  Confirmation of issues discussed to
   date signals it is time to call an Open
   Community Meeting therefore…
  The Steering Committee should plan an
   Open Community Meeting,
  Identify Speakers, Chair, Facilitator
  Set a date and venue for the meeting.
  YOU ARE NOW WELL ON THE WAY
   TO COMMENCING AN MCT
THE MULTIPURPOSE
COMMUNITY TELECENTRE
STEERING/MANAGEMENT
COMMITTEE

     Thank you for
      attending this
         meeting

								
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