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In Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic & Social Council

Piloting ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater

– To establish Rural Knowledge Centre(RKC)through Networking member

Rural Knowledge Centre (RKC).

For fostering the rural prosperity, all over the developing world a new concept of Rural Knowledge Centers (RKC) has been emerged through which villagers can proceed towards poverty alleviation by increasing their household income. BNNRC is operating 10 such kinds of centers.

RKC is an information and communication technology (ICT) based service centre in the remote parts of the country where Computer, Phone, Mobile phone, Lamination Machine, Digital Camera, Internet etc. are available. The village people can use these facilities according to their localized demands.

The RKCs have effectively introduced computers and ICTs to local community, where there were previously no facilities or access points. Among the services/facilities computer education, Internet browsing, e-mail, mobile phone having Internet connection,laminating and photocopy facilities etc were included. The RKCs have attracted great attention in the community within a short period of time. About 14 thousand community people received direct services and facilities from a total of ten BNNRC assisted RKCs, where 20% of them were female. The rural knowledge centres provide the community

with free access to a range of resource materials including educational posters, journals,periodic and books.

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