LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for AFRIK-IT Archives


AFRIK-IT Archives

AFRIK-IT Archives


AFRIK-IT@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

AFRIK-IT Home

AFRIK-IT Home

AFRIK-IT  January 1996

AFRIK-IT January 1996

Subject:

GHANA: CONNECTIVITY...Computer & Internet Training Project

From:

C Washington <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List

Date:

Sat, 13 Jan 1996 21:00:08 -0800

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (184 lines)

S E A R C H   F O R   C O M P U T E R S  for Computer Literacy Project
======================================================================
 
                 UPDATE ON CONNECTIVITY IN GHANA:
 
I.
 
Gideon Hayford Chonia (University Of Zurich; GhanaNet)[log in to unmask]
[log in to unmask], writes:
 
A project Ghana SchoolNET has been initiated with the Ghana Education Service.
 
To have more insight of this project, browse through our WEB:
 
        http://rzunextbet1.unizh.ch/index.html/
 
...We are building a computing center at Kokomlemle, where repairs and
courses will be given.
 
We are networking 50 School together by the end of March 1996 as a pilot
installation to E-mail system only.
 
Full Internet access will be by the end of the year.....
 
We are still buying the neccessary networking equipments to connect to NCS
in Ghana.
 
I just sent 18 SUNSParc 1+ unix computers for our Academic Computing Center.
 
***********************************
 
II.
 
Bill (Wilfred Owen, Jr.)[log in to unmask], observes:
 
Things are moving fast in Ghana and there could be a 128kps VSAT
uplink in Accra as early as April - funded by the African Internet
Forum (IBRD, UNDP, CIDA, USAID and others): implication: full
connectivity in rural Ghana at subsidized rates - at least where there
is a digital automatic exchange and decent outside plant.  [After 10
days of data transmission here, I am worried about the very slow
transmission rates.  US Embassy asked me to inquire about amplified
drop line to the "info store."(?). Unfortunately, Ghana Telecom here
is just not yet familiar with data transmission.]  So Ghana in June
1996 may be a bit different than Ghana today and computer fever will
be spreading by then.
 
 
 
=================plz cut & help disseminate======================
 
 
      COMPUTER LITERACY PROJECT FOR GHANA'S YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
 
         COMPUTER & INTERNET TRAINING WORKSHOPS, OPEN TO ALL
 
 
Hello!
 
....Any help you might be able to offer on behalf of Ghana's Computer
Literacy Project would be very much appreciated!
 
Beyond the technical aspect of making **Internet Connectivity** more
accessible in Ghana, there is a great need to find used computers/
peripherals/ office equipment (all types, as listed below).
 
Older models and equipment in need of repair would also be most welcome!
 
The "Computer & Internet Training Workshops" provide an innovative
approach to addressing problems of enormous consequences in Africa, in areas
ranging from community development to rural health care to wildlife
management to reforestation.
 
This project has been undertaken by The Voluntary Workcamps Association of
Ghana (VOLU) - a self-help organization with a 40-year record of Herculean
accomplishment at the grassroots level throughout Ghana.  VOLU programs run
the gamut, from building and providing personnel for medical clinics and
schools, to doing wildlife conservation and reforestation.
 
The Computer Literacy Project is one of VOLU's most ambitious undertakings
ever.
 
The need for equipment is GREAT....and without it, this very innovative
project will surely be doomed.
 
Please write or E-Mail to Dr. Osei DARKWA ([log in to unmask]) - the
Computer Literacy Project's Director, on the faculty at the University of
Illinois, Chicago - if more information is needed about this project, about
shipping (i.e., if you are encountering cost problems), or about the
collection effort in the US under sponsorship of Operation Crossroads.
 
Peace to all for this New Year!
 
 
Cecil WASHINGTON
University of California
Former Director, Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.
 
Fax/Msg:  (310)632-1582
 
E-Mail:   [log in to unmask]
 
 
====================================================================
 
E Q U I P M E N T    N E E D E D : XT-compatibles, 286's, 386's and up, lap
tops, desk tops, **Multi-Media systems**, modems, peripherals, monitors,
software, printers, hard drives, other computer-related equipment, as well
as  A P P L E S  and  M A C 'S; general business, home and game software/
CDs; office equipment (fax machines, electric typewriters), etc. - all are
needed.
 
Equipment in reasonably good condition can definitely be put to immediate
use, but older models and equipment in need of repair, would also be most
WELCOME !!
 
====================================================================
 
W H E R E  T O  S E N D  C O N T R I B U T I O N S
 
HARDWARE\SOFTWARE\SUPPORT FUNDS
 
If equipment donations cannot be sent directly Accra, Ghana, then please
send equipment to the US collection point, which is the office of Operation
Crossroads Africa, Inc., in New York (address below), this project's US
co-sponsor.  Equipment will be taken to the VOLU office in Accra by
Crossroads volunteers going to Ghana to work.
 
Francis DONKOR
General Secretary
Voluntary Workcamps Association
  of Ghana (VOLU, an NGO)
PO Box 1540
Accra, Ghana
West Africa
 
Tel:      233-21-663486
FAX:      233-21-665960
Telex:    3033 VOLU
 
 
S H I P P I N G     A S S I S T A N C E
 
Contact Dr. Osei DARKWA for help with shipping, if necessary
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Office: (312) 996-8508
 
*******************************
 
U. S.   C O L L E C T I O N   P O I N T
 
Please send equipment and/or donations to the US sponsor in New York:
 
LaVerne BROWN
Director
Operation Crossroads Africa, Inc.
A Private/Non-Profit Organization
** IRS Classification: Non-Profit / 501(C)3 **
Receipts will be issued to tax purposes
 
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115-0050
 
Tel: 212-870-2106
FAX: 212-870-2055
 
 
Crossroads volunteers who periodically go to Ghana to work will take the
equipment and donations with them to VOLU in Ghana.
 
===============================================================
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION...IF YOU HAVE IDEAS...OR FOR HELP WITH SHIPPING
 
Contact Dr. Osei Darkwa (Director of VOLU's Computer Literacy Project)
 
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
 
Office number:     (312) 996-8508.
Home number:       (708) 848-7054
 
Address:  621 S. Maple
          Oak Park, IL 60304

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
September 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
October 2009
September 2009
July 2009
June 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
October 2008
August 2008
July 2008
April 2008
March 2008
November 2007
August 2007
July 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
November 2005
October 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000
December 1999
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
June 1999
May 1999
April 1999
March 1999
February 1999
January 1999
December 1998
November 1998
October 1998
September 1998
August 1998
July 1998
June 1998
May 1998
April 1998
March 1998
February 1998
January 1998
December 1997
November 1997
October 1997
September 1997
August 1997
July 1997
June 1997
May 1997
April 1997
March 1997
February 1997
January 1997
December 1996
November 1996
October 1996
September 1996
August 1996
July 1996
June 1996
May 1996
April 1996
March 1996
February 1996
January 1996
December 1995
November 1995
October 1995
September 1995
August 1995
July 1995
June 1995
May 1995

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.HEANET.IE

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager