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by Brian Gondo / TechZim
August 15th, 2012

We have been profiling efforts by various Zimbabweans parties in providing access to ICT. We caught up with the folks at World Links Zimbabwe who have setup Telecentres, provide hardware to schools and train educators to incorporate ICT into their pedagogy. World Links who are based at the Minstry of Education complex in Mt. Pleasant. The organisation was founded in 1998 by the World Bank but is now an independent self sustaining organisation works closely with the Ministry of Education. Gudza’s vision is to transform the World Links headquarters into a fun and interaction place where school children can come and experience Maths and Science in an exciting way, similar to what the Sci Bono facility has done in Johannesburg, South Africa. The organisation has setup 52 Telecentres in various locations throughout Zimbabwe in places such as Highfields and Dzivarasekwa in Harare and various urban centres including Chinhoyi, Mutare, Bulawayo, Hwange etc. By their own admission not all these Telecentres are still operational or fully operational but a significant number still are and some are flourishing. World Links could not however verify the specific number of Telecentres that are currently operational but they have offered to take us on a tour of the facilities here in Harare including their training programs at various schools, an offer we certainly intend on following up on. We spoke with World Links Director Eliada Gudza and this is what he had to say about their work:

read more:  http://www.techzim.co.zw/2012/08/world-links-bridging-the-digital-divide/
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