By Therese Burke, CTA; Koda Traoré, CTA
The telecentre movement is nothing new. As an effective service for improving the livelihoods of rural communities, it is a model which exists the world over. Picture a telecentre in Africa, and the image of a small building where people can go to get access to a computer, phone, fax, go online or charge a mobile phone springs to mind. This conventional scenario still exists in many areas, but in several parts of Africa, the telecentre concept is evolving into something much more..