[Telecentres] Empowerment and rural telecenters - help needed

Karin Delgadillo Poepsel karin at chasquinet.org
Thu Apr 20 16:47:03 BST 2006

Dear Marco,

Thanks for the message. Somos en telecentros is the Latin American and the
Caribbean Community base telecentres www.tele-centros.org. It is a support
network for practitioners of telecentres. 
We did a sustainability toolkit for telecentres. Management resources,
tools, videos, games, software, business plan everything what an a
practitioner needs to workout a telecentre. You can see it in the online
resource center that somos had www.tele-centros.org. All the resources are
in Spanish, Portuguese and some in English in the online learning resource
We also got a national dynamic in brazil were all the telecenters
practitioners share knowledge based on their needs and demands and plan
their activities that the network should take brasil en tele-centros.org is the
mailing list that they use to plan their national activities linked to
somos en telecentros. They are planning their 3rd face to face meeting.
Mauricio Falafinha is the Board member of somos en telecentros representing

I would appreciate if you can tell me the name of the operator and integrate
in the network as well.
I also would appreciate if you can send your manual that you have done and
post it in the online learning resource center of somos en telcentros. It will
help a lot of telecentres practitioners. If you have more resources in
Spanish and protuguese I would appreciate if you point me them.
Thanks for all your support,


Somos en telecentros

-----Mensaje original-----
De: telecentres-bounces en wsis-cs.org [mailto:telecentres-bounces en wsis-cs.org]
En nombre de Marco Figueiredo
Enviado el: Jueves, 20 de Abril de 2006 4:15
Para: telecentres en wsis-cs.org
CC: savoant en cc.jyu.f
Asunto: [Telecentres] Empowerment and rural telecenters - help needed

The Gems of the Earth Telecenter Network (www.gemasdaterra.org.br)
is a rural telecenter project going on in Brazil since 2001. There has been 
two masters thesis works done about the project by students of the Federal 
University of Minas Gerais. A paper is being published at the ICTD2006

You are welcome to collaborate with us. I started the project while living
in one of the communities for a year and a half. I also wrote
a rural telecenter manual in portuguese. I am now based at the Loyola
Center for Community Informatics in Columbia, Maryland.

Marco Figueiredo (mafigueiredo en loyola.edu)

Posted message:

Sun, 12 Mar 2006 06:07:01 -0800

Dear all,

I am planning my master's thesis on telecenters and empowerment, and would
like to conduct a field study according to some existing framework (maybe
using Alternative Evaluation Framework by Björn Sören Gigler). My question
would be whether there are (appropriate) telecenter research programs
going on especially somewhere in South America? By appropriate I mean
ongoing or starting field research programs which could be worth asking
for help or the possibility to collaborate with this issue.

Thank you a lot.

Best greetings,
Jussi Savolainen

end of posted message

Marco Figueiredo
Affiliate Faculty - Director
Center for Community Informatics (CCI)
mafigueiredo en loyola.edu 
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