The Assaro mudmen are known all over the world but for many of these characters, their knowledge of the world and technology is limited. So when they met up with a group of tourists recently in their village in Eastern Highlands, they were introduced to a laptop by one of the visitors. And the curious mudmen were at the computer, trying to figure out its workings.
Picture courtesy of CASPER GUIDE SERVICES.
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The National – Monday, July 4th 2011
By DULCIE OREKE
The Apec Digital Opportunity Centre last Friday opened its second centre in Port Moresby. The project will operate from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG). The project aims to help Apec member economies enhance their information and communication technology (ICT) application capabilities and to transform the digital divide into digital opportunities. Secretary for Communication and Information Henao Iduhu thanked Taiwan for sustaining the ADOC since 2005. He said Papua New Guinea government officers attended three programmes in Taipei as part of a capacity-building process under the initiative. The programmes included the train-the-trainer 2006 ADOC week and the Information ICT Elite camp. “This certainly helped broaden our understanding of the significance of ICT in our national development. “It has indeed provided the impetus for us to adopt ICT as an enabler for our development,” Iduhu said. He is confident the ADOC process is consistent with the PNG government’s overall policy on improving access for the people, particularly those at the rural and district levels. He said the official opening of ADOC facility complemented the PNG government’s efforts to bridge the digital divide in the country. Iduhu hopes for a replication of the project to other parts of the country. UPNG Vice-Chancellor Prof Ross Hynes said they were looking forward to the project as a cooperative partner and had a list of targeted groups. The groups included women and children.
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By ESTELLA CHEUNG THE changing face of PNG as seen by the outside world could be a consequence of the significant improvement on the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems. ICT companies in the country are more competitive today … Continue reading
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Friday, 10 June 2011
CHILDREN in remote areas of Papua New Guinea will soon have laptops thanks to funds from the Ok Tedi mine.
Radio New Zealand International reported the one laptop per child scheme would become available to the children with the help of the PNG Sustainable Development Program, which distributes funds from the OK Tedi mine.
SDP program manager Lawrence Stevens toldRadio New Zealand International the scheme was working to make a difference but more support was needed.
“We are hoping to see much more support come behind it as we go along, because it really makes a huge difference if people can understand basic ICT in the education programs for young children,” he said.
The company is currently assisting eight schools in the Western Province.
Recently introduced to PNG, the scheme has also been launched in the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
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