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UN Nepal volunteering to build cyber synergy in rural schools under ICT for Development
3/17/2017 2:54:10 PM

KATHMANDU, 8 Feb 2017 —

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed upon continuing to reform UN’s communications strategy, consolidating a “digital first” approach, making the best use of technological progress.

It is in this line, the UN Nepal ICT Team has been donating electronics equipment comprising of computers and printers as foundation of electronics library in schools as one of the initiations of voluntarism from UN ICT staff members. The team has established 16 computer labs (e-library) with appropriate content for students donating re-conditioned computers acquired from the UN agencies in Nepal since 2010. This initiation is inspirational as it directly reaches the needy people at the grassroots in line with SDG goal #9.5.c.

The Inter-Agency IT Taskforce (IAITTF) handed over i5 laptops, desktops computers, printers and other accessories to three rural schools from the districts of Lamjung, Sindhupalchowk and Tehrathum. The taskforce will work further with these schools for establishment of e-library with appropriate content, training and sharing of further lessons learned from previous experiences.

ICT equipment for donation to rural schools of Nepal.
Photo: UNIC


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