Dear Colleague,

Please find attached a press release on the inauguration of the first
Multipurpose Community Telecentre in Ethiopia - an initiative of the British
Council Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopia Science and Technology
Commission and the Wolisso City Council and with funding from the British
Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We will inform you the web site address of the Telecentre hosted locally which
will be launched on the official opening - 26 February 2000.

      The attached pictures show you Wolisso, the Wolisso public library
      building, preparing the rooms for set up, setting up of the equipment
      with community participation, basic computer and Internet, CD-ROM,
      etc. use training to community users.

Any congratulatory messages can be forwarded to e-mail:

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Best wishes

Abebe Chekol
Head, Information Services
The British Council