Debate of the Month
5 Critical Factors for Telecentres
Surbhi Sharma is running a telecentre in Bidai, close to Bangalore. He shared his feedback on critical factors to consider before setting up telecentres and readers shared their experiences in return.
'We have been running a telecentre called Tel-Nek in Bidadi, 40 kms from Bangalore, for the past 5 years. We have been serving 63 villages in and around the Ramanagaram taluk. Our centre was setup to curb Urban migration, provide better livelihood opportunities to women, train Children on Technology enabled learning, etc. In my opinion, the 5 critical factors to keep in mind before starting a telecentre are: