Radio France International, USA
Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer
07 May 2009
The Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation (FADECO) has come a long way since 1993, when Joseph Sekiku and friends formed an alliance to help overcome poverty in north-western Tanzania. Starting as a network of people sharing an internet connection, the small telecentre eventually became a computer literacy training station, an internet café, and has expanded to an informative radio station reaching two million listeners, many of whom are farmers. Radio France International interviewed Joseph after his story was featured in an APC study called Unbounded Possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs. Listen to the interview (off-site).
APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"
07 May 2009
"I consider myself very fortunate to have interned with the encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people who make up APC."
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