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ICT for development

To promote literacy through ICT  

Kamal Abdul Nasir,


Project Champion,


21 century Media  Consultants


New Delhi











“The illiterates of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and re-learn.”

                                                Alvin Toffler



Virtual Learning has become synonymous with learning via the internet. It is designed to facilitate teachers and learners. Templates for content pages, discussion for a, chat, quizzes, exercises, blogs, RSS etc are some of the components of the virtual learning.





1-Promotion of freedom of expression and media pluralism


2-Human resource development


2-Development of community media


3-promotion of international partnership



The need for an ICT-initiative can not be overemphasized as there is an urgent need for access to ICT to bridge the digital divide  and open up empowering channels.Technology has enormous potential to address the challenge of educational transformation. The Governments in Asia are very aware of the development of new teaching models, which will ensure greater knowledge retention and conceptual understanding.



Solutions proposed through this project



 Health , Education , Agriculture , Livelihood , Livestock ,


e-Governance , Empowerment , Self Help Groups,  Entertainment ,Micro Credit Channels , General Access to New Communication technology and Media , Promoting Cottage Industries and Traditional Arts and Crafts ,  Providing Platform for expression of Local Culture



Description of the target Groups



•        Immediate Beneficiaries


•         Underprivileged Rural Groups



Immediate Objective


•        -To enable the rural youth and other groups, who, because of their special circumstances, could not complete their education or never went to school


•        Teachers  training


•         Enabling Youth in Vocational and Soft Social Skills e.g. Job Search , Personality Development , Computer Skills


•        Empowering Woman and Child Development


•        No. of People Trained : 50 at each location


•        Time frame of the course offered : 3 months


•        Quality of training


•             Latest State of the Art eLearning Softwares  , hardware and Broadband Connectivity will be used


•        Equipment used :



Development Objective



•        To equip the rural communities with vocational education and training and help create linkages to livelihood opportunities.    


•        To create an educated voter pool.


•        To create the media units and interactive components which shall ensure freedom of expression and will give voice to the unheard and also improve the communicative capacity.



Project Inputs




 -PILOT- 3 months


 - EQUIPMENT-1 month




 -TESTING THE EQUIPMENT/systems- 1 month







The program can be implemented , with KNOWLEDGE CENTRES through several local NGOs and panchayats



Working out a detailed plan of action



 Planning the purchases including equipment-computers, scanners, printers, for content development, Network hardware & Software


 Human resource requirements including teachers/resource persons/student training 


-Administrative and logistics support



 Project Outputs



•         Training 1000 X 12 = 12000 members of the rural community during the pilot stage in different areas .



We will set up a fully equipped media production unit in each center.



 The students will become professionally qualified  in their chosen area in short-term courses and find alternative employment instead of just relying on traditional sources of income like agriculture or folk arts.







Identify specific target groups, NGO’s, specific content requirments,objectively verifiable indicators to do the impact assessments etc.



Plan of developmental activities.



Nature of media content in each of the identified area and time plan for their development


Number and details of target groups.



Plan of feedback mechanism on the relevance value and impact of the content and knowledge centers



Evaluation criteria for the project impact income enhancements, number of people trained)



Plan Revenue model," pay what you can” to make the project sustainable beyond  the grant period