To build a knowledge based society, as announced in the national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy of Bangladesh, and reap the benefits of a new economy, Bangladesh needs its young generation to be educated and acquainted with the state-of-the-art knowledge of ICT. It is understandable that with the poor resource base, it is not an easy task for the government alone to provide facilities and necessary resources for learning ICT skills throughout the country.
Relief International- Schools Online (RI-SOL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with D. Net (Development Research Network) to implement the Global Connection and Exchange Programme through 20 school based Computer Learning Centres (CLC) in rural areas in Bangladesh. RI SOL will support D Net to connect the 20 CLCs to the Internet. This co-operation will also focus on educational activities including online based collaborative projects coordinated centrally by RI-SOL Dhaka and USA office, Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training, ICT Youth Leadership Training, Technology Volunteer Corps Training, International teachers and students exchange etc. This agreement marks a significant leap for RI-SOL in connecting rural schools to the information Super Highway.