By Aug 2013, ADOC created 101 training centers in the ten PMEs, and over half a million people received training.
So far, ADOC has kept reaching out to communities in remote and rural areas by facilitating access to the Internet. Besides offering regular training courses, ADOC has been working specifically on disadvantaged groups, including the visually impaired, street children, women and small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). ADOC notes with pride that two centers for the visually impaired, two centers for street children and three centers for women have been established during the past nine years. ADOC also brings the hope for a connected future to remote areas through the MDOCs, which provide much needed skills.
Another one of ADOC’s achievements is the model of good practice in public-private partnership (PPP) that it has established. For example, the private sector has been putting in resources to sponsor International volunteer services. International volunteer teams consisting of university students and employees of associations and non-government organizations are sent to various DOCs including schools, rural villages, religious institution, and foundations for disadvantaged groups and orangutans. The diversity of service objectives allows the volunteers to offer not only ICT related information but also hands-on service in social services, ecological conservation and so on, so they can contribute more broadly to regional development.
The ADOC Project 2013