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  • on 13.02.2011
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Guinean communities to bridge digital divide 1

KONAKRYGuinea will soon have cyber centres in each of the five districts of Conakry, allowing Guineans to access the internet and benefit from a complete range of equipments and telecommunications services.

The Global Voice Group, in partnership with the Guinean Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ARPT) has committed to fund, build and equip five cyber centres in Guinea by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

By launching the project, Global Voice Group aims to do its part to bridge the digital divide in Guinea. As Laurent Lamothe, CEO of the company, pointed out: “Nowadays, the Internet plays a key role, not only in the economic development of African countries, but also in the development and well-being of communities. In this respect, we are pleased to effectively support the Guinean state’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in Guinea.”

Training and engagement of local communities
According to the Global Voice Group they will do more than just deliver facilities and equipments as part of this initiative. The company will engage local communities in the project and give them proper training to assume autonomy over the management of their cyber centres.

Global Voice Group’s main objective is to provide the communities with facilities that are economically viable and self-sustaining over time, and to foster local entrepreneurism by giving young students and entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop management skills while helping their communities.

Source: Africa The Good News

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  1. Kerry says:

    Wow, this is awesome!
    “Global Voice Group’s main objective is to provide the communities with facilities that are economically viable and self-sustaining over time, and to foster local entrepreneurism”. This is fantastic!
    I read more about Global Voice Group here: http://www.globalvoicegroup.com and I am impressed.

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