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Kenyan Govt. launches Digital Village Project

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The Kenyan Government has launched a Digital Village Project so as to establish information and communications technology centres throughout the country.

The programme is designed to train 1,000 digital village managers to manage the centres in the 210 constituencies in the country. The managers will undergo an intensive three-week training programme in the basics of business management like business plan preparation, sourcing for funds, project implementation and basic computer skills. The project will connect the most remote villages to the information super highway by taking ICT facilities to the people. A digital school will serve as an ICT educational centre, to be established in every location with between five and 10 computers each. These villages will operate on a public-private partnership basis with the Ministry of Information and Communications and will involve the government, public and private sector organisations, development partners, civil society and individuals who will participate through adopting, supporting or investing in digital schools, kiosks or centres.

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