Angonet:Project Progress

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The community Telecentre continues to assist poor communities (community organizations, civil society, churches, students, teachers and professionals) by creating access to a variety of different services through a good internet connection. Services rendered:

- Internet and email access

- Access to information on the Web

- Photocopying and printing facilities

- Scanning and digitization of documents

- Typing services

The community Telecentre continues to be the best in the city, not only due to the economic prices offered, but also since it has the best connection of any cyber café in the city.

The users (both students and teachers) who use the internet suffer from a lack of library resources in the city. For this reason new technologies are increasingly important for everyday use by different users of the Telecentre. However, there are some users who do not respect the Telecentre and damage the equipment. This kind of attitude must be regulated by the person in charge of the Telecentre.

The wireless network continues to be the important alternative to make the Telecentre sustainable. It is necessary that there is enough capacity for the supply to satisfy the demand.

There have been considerable advances in technology. Angonet continues to install more radios (a wireless radio system) in different points of the province of Huambo. The wireless network to be installed in Huambo is composed of 8 clients:

1-ADRA ANGOLANA – Local Organization

2-OIEM – International Organization

3-SAVE CHILDREN UK –International Organization

4-WORLD VISION – Local Organization

5-CCF – International Organization

6-CEP/BAD – Microcredit Project

7-MUBELA – Social Enterprise of DW

8-Provincial Radio of Huambo

Installed to supply energy to the Internet system’s equipment (VSAT & Wireless and Local Server), as well as to protect against the frequent power outages that occur in this province (Huambo).

In January 2006 Angonet installed in the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences (FCA), in order to serve more than 600 students enrolled in that institution. This internet lab will allow teachers and students to engage in didactic activities using information from the Web. The Library Resource Centre of ADRA Angola, in Huambo, makes internet access available to 75% of its staff and partners in order to facilitate online access to various universities to find information about agriculture which can then be used in rural areas.