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Improve computer literacy in rural Cameroon

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NAVTI Foundation Cameroon Verified non-profit organisation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The DUNGRI – Computer Center Project is a project designed by the Computer Department of the NAVTI FOUNDATION, CAMEROON aimed at improving computer literacy, by creating Community Computer Centers in each town with above 5.000 people in Bui Division in Cameroon.

We shall offer computer training programs and Internet connection to rural communities including farmers, students and women.

We shall create centers in Tobin, Mbiame and Jakiri towns which we feel are still lacking behind in this domain. These towns constitute less then 1% of the towns with a population above 8.000 people in Cameroon.

We created the Computer and Information Technology project because:

- Ministry of Higher Education in Cameroon report ranks the North West region and West region as having high illiteracy rates because of the high prevalent poverty level that hinders parents from sending their children to school.

- Computer literacy has been introduced in the national public examinations in Cameroon

- Computer literacy level stands at less then 15% of the population of these regions.

- High fees are charge by the existing computer centers in neighboring regions (about US$30 to learn 1 program – for instance Microsoft Excel) not easy for less privileged kids.

What is your project and how will it help?


I. Reduce the computer illiteracy rate in Bui division region.
II. To provide computer software training center to rural masses to develop their personal skills and talents so they can gain paid employment.
III. Provide internet so that community members can reach the world to communicate with other students or research and farmers can communicate and market their products.
IV. Start a printing and documentation center where NGOs and civil society organisations can print their books and papers cheaper.
V. To reduce poverty hence dependency ratio in our community by increasing employment.

1. Create community multi media centers in Tobin, the main town of Bui division Cameroon with 30,000 inhabitants.
2. Start a computer printing and documentation shop.
3. Offer cheap internet access to civil society members in our community.
4. Provide community with cheap access to internet for research, and knowledge sharing.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We are looking for a partner to support us with computers and equipment for the centers.

We are also looking for volunteers to visit us in Cameroon and teach computer at our centers.

Please detail the resources that you need.

- 33 computers for center – 20 for internet use, 10 for computer training and 3 for printing section

- 3 printing machine for the center

- 2 photocopying machine for the center

- Generator for electricity

Donations in-kind and donations of used refurbished computers are also welcome.

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Cameroon

Global issues

Education and training; Job creation and enterprise development; Information all (3)


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