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Community Telecentres for Development

Lessons from Community Telecentres in Latin America and the Caribbean

Lessons from Community Telecentres in Latin America and the Caribbean is an essential text that defined the Telecentres Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. This publication (with Spanish, English and Portuguese editions) presents in a didactic, friendly and fun way the History, lessons, experiences, testimonies, examples, concepts and challenges of the telecentres in Latin America and the Caribbean. This text was created with the collaboration of PAN Americas and ChasquiNet Foundation; with the support of the International Research Centre for the Development of Canada (IDRC-IDRC-CRDI).

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Practical Manual for Community based telecentres about Public Policies and Regulations in the Field of ICT

Through the somos@telecentros Network, ChasquiNet organized the First Virtual Workshop on Public Policies and Regulations in the Field of ICT. The meeting had a strong reception and great participation; this success was reflected in the Practical Manual for Community based telecentres about Public Policies and Regulations in the Field of ICT.

Available in Spanish

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Products

TC - Tool Kit for sustainability

TC-Tool Kit for sustainability is a key product for any community based telecentre that seeks to implement its plan of sustainability from the social, cultural, political, technological and economic aspects. This product, a practical toolbox for operators and users of telecentres, collects resources, documents, ideas for a business plan and methods for the built of communities in different formats. The Toolkit was created thanks to the collaboration of ChasquiNet and members of the somos@telecentros Network.

Available in Spanish

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Telecentres for everyone (Telecentros para tod@s)

This Multimedia CD presents a proven and applicable methodology for community telecentres that allows the access to technology and supports the personal growth for people with disabilities, according to their requirements and conditions. The product, designed to improve the skills of each user to their full potential, is available in Portuguese and Spanish and was created with the support of the IDRC-CRDI Program Pan Americas .

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Free software for Latin America and the Caribbean telecentres

Today's technological world offers several options of free software programs that reduce cost, present an easy access and help the sustainability of social, economic and educational projects. The key to make the most of them is using effective solutions. In this context, the TC-Toolkit of free software for telecentres in Latin America and the Caribbean, created after two years of study in the optimization technologies, offers tools and information about Linux and other free open source programs. A product created by ChasquiNet, the Institute for connectivity in the Americas (ICA) , the International Research Centre for the Development of Canada (IDRC) and the Network somos@telecentros.

Available in Spanish

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Games

Knowing us (Conociéndonos)

Our identity, Who we are?, What tastes do you have?, What do you wish for?, What dreams do you have?; Who are the people who play the game of life with us/you?. This is a fun game to meet us, discover ourselves, accept us, find us and love us in diversity.

Available in Spanish

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My life, my values, my decisions

In order to achieve goals and dreams, we have our values: tolerance, respect, understanding, goodwill, love, strength, value, decision, etc. A pedagogical way to teach the built of relationships, based on love and human growth.

Available in Spanish

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Escuelasinter@ctivas.juegos (Inter@ctive Schools)

This is a game in which we grow together and have fun, while we learn with ICT, family, community and the New School.

Available in Spanish

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Growing (card game)

While I repeat a positive word, my subconscious records it and, as a result of this, my attitude change. I begin by deciding if I want or do not want to change my attitude with myself.

Available in Spanish

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