i,t connection in rural areas

i,t connection in rural areas

Cameroon
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

most of the rural women do not know how to use the computer. this computers will be installed in some pilot villages and these women will learn how to use the computer. this computers will also be connected to the internet were this rural women could sell their farm and other products through the internet.

About You
Organization:
africa youth for peace and development cameroon
Section 1: About You
First Name

epie

Last Name

promise ngolepie

Website
Country

, SOU

Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Yes

Organization Name

africa youth for peace and development cameroon

Organization Phone

(00237)74454811

Organization Address

p.c kumba town

Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Innovation
What makes your idea unique?

this program is unique due to the importance of computers and internet. we need to fight computer illiteracy in women in rural areas. this women can also improve their standard of living by becoming international business women.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Yes

Impact
Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

the social impact is we are targeting to train over 1500 women in mbonge sub division

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

adult education and computer literacy.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?

we intend to organize fund raising with the support of Ashoka and other partners in cameroon to raise funds towards this. since the only thing that will make this project fail is finances.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

train over 4000 rural women

How many people will your project serve annually?

1001‐10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

this centers will also serve youths and other gov;t agencies.

Sustainability
What stage is your project in?

Operating for less than a year

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

Yes

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

No

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your innovation

partnership is very critical about this project since those partners might come in with finances and other materials like computers, printers, scanners etc.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

we only had some few computers from well wishers and started with this. with the nature of our country so many people are not will to assist the poor.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

poverty and underestimation in the rural women in Cameroon

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

EPIE PROMISE NGOLEPIE

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Through another organization or company

If through another source, please provide the information
ICRW
Does your project address any of the following barriers to women’s technology access and use?

Women’s time poverty, Social norms, Economic or institutional constraints, Women’s lack of involvement in the technology development process.

If you checked any of the boxes above, please explain how.

WOMEN IN THE RURAL AREAS ARE VERY POOR DUE TO LACK OF INFORMATION. THEY SELL THEIR PRODUCTS LOCALLY WHICH COULD BE SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS WHEN THEY HAVE THE CONNECTIONS AND CAN COME UP IN SMALL GROUPS.

Does your project involve women in one or more of the following stages of the technology lifecycle? Identification of the problem the technology will solve:

Technology design, Market research, Technology introduction, Technology training, Technology supply and distribution, Creation and maintenance of market linkages for women's economic outputs, Assessment and evaluation.

If you checked any of the boxes above, please explain how you will ensure women’s involvement in each relevant phase of the technology lifecycle.

THESE COULD CREATE AND MAINTAIN MARKET LINKAGE FOR WOMEN OUTPUTS

If women are a focus of your project, how did this focus evolve?

The project focused on women from its conception., The project was adapted to focus on women as a response to this challenge..

Which type of women will your project reach directly?

Rural, Low income.

In what ways does your project team/leadership involve women?

It is led by a woman/women., It is led by a woman/women from a developing country., The core project team includes women., The core project team includes women from developing countries..

Has your organization formed any new partnerships in response to this challenge? If so, with what type/s of organization/s?

None.

Has your project leadership had prior experience with the following?

Working with women, Working with technologies, Working to increase women's economic empowerment through technology, Working on innovation.

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