ICT Children Centre launched in Uganda

The first of four ICT regional centres to help disadvantage children has been launched in Uganda. These regional centres will enable children to access education information online.

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Uganda and Indian governments are sponsoring the project. The project called “Hole in the Wall” is part of the ICT transfer and sharing among the Commonwealth member states. Under this project, the centre will provide unconditional and unsupervised access of computers to disadvantaged children. The project will connect 12 universities, seven in India and five in Africa. There would be 53 tele-medicine centres in Africa connected to 17 super specialty hospitals, 12 in India and five in Africa.