BRITISH COUNCIL OPENS ETHIOPIAN TELECENTRE IN DEBRE BIRHAN
The Debre Birhan Multipurpose Community Telecentre was officially opened on Monday last week at Debre Birhan Public Library. The aim of the Centre is to provide computers and telecommunication facilities for local communities in Debre Birhan and the immediate environs it was learnt.
According to British Council, the centre will provide Internet, e-mail, fax, telephone, CD-ROM service, word processing and desktop publishing, computer literacy training, library service, through the provision of access to national and worldwide electronic information of databanks, and distance education, etc. to the communities in Debre Birhan and the nearby towns. The Centre was established by the British Council in collaboration with the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission.
The first of its kind in Ethiopia, Wolisso Multipurpose Community Tekecentre was established in February 2000 and Aksum Multipurpose Community Telecentre in October 2002 by the same project partners. The Gondar Telecentre will be opened within the next few months.