Community Center of Technology

Webmaster training at our office in Bafoussam in 2013.
Webmaster training at our office in Bafoussam in 2013.

In a social context or access to technology is limited to people living in urban areas, we have trained over three years young in rural areas in the field of ICT and our investigation to date we have trained almost 500 youth in rural areas (3 villages) in Cameroon.
Access to computers is not the prerogative of all social strata in our country; we want to create in the coming years in the city of Bafoussam a multimedia center that will promote access to ICTs of young orphans, and other disadvantaged young people for free training in computer science and computer literacy.

Our Goals

  • Equipping deprived and underprivileged children in terms of information technology and communication
  • Strengthen the capacity of youth students and women in rural areas on the use of computer
  • Initiate programs Computer holiday in secondary schools in rural areas to train the best students in computer usage
  • Help the youth who will be trained in research internships or jobs at the end of their training.
  • Promote access to information technology and communication and computer usage in rural and urban area by creating a access center of IT
  • Increase the engagement of socioeconomic disadvantaged students, girls, and other underrepresented minorities in computer science.
IT Training in rural areas where access to technology is not given to any one.
IT Training in rural areas where access to technology is not given to any one.

Our Training Plans

  • Computer Basics | Introduction to IT | Introduction to Computers
  • Common Computer Terminology | Computer Performance and Features
  • Computer Operating Systems | Career Opportunities
  • Digital Lifestyles | Digital Technology and Career Opportunities
  • The Internet and the World Wide Web | Using E-Mail | Other Methods of Communicating on the Internet
  • Productivity Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) | Computer Security and Privacy
  • Webmastering
  • Computer Maintenance
  • How to set a IT project | Entrepreneurship
  • Business management

Our Needs

Our new multimedia space with 4 computers connected 24/7 on internet.
Our new multimedia space with 4 computers connected 24/7 on internet.
  • Computers (Pentium 4 and above – CPU: 1.7Ghz – RAM: 512Mb – HDD: 80Gb…)
  • Laptop (Pentium 4 and above – CPU: 1.7Ghz – RAM: 512Mb – HDD: 80Gb…)
  • Black and white Printer
  • Color Printer
  • Professional Digital Camera
  • Scanner
  • Beamer (video projector)
  • External Hard Drive (Capacity at least 500Gb for backups)
  • Website creation and administration (with distance learning tool)
  • Vehicle (1 car with 19 seating places for team transportation)
  • DVR-ROM and/or CD-ROM (for Backups)
  • Internet Connexion for 12 months x 47€ monthly fees (Internet + Calls)

More informations, follow our project blog at https://cocetech.wordpress.com