The video shows an 8 min BBC documentary on the developments in Macha, rural Zambia.
One of the community leaders, Fred Mweetwa of Macha Works, shares how IT accessibility serves the community in rural area.
“It is possibly the most successful project I have come across during my research over the past several years. Everywhere I visited across Africa I have noticed that, the moment that donor funding at the base of most projects is running out, the projects will be dead the day after”.
What made the difference here? The way IT facilities are introduced and carried by the community itself, taking slow steps and searching for affordable solutions to sustain the facilities.
Two interesting facts are:
– Spiral Dynamics integral was used in support and research of the community developing
– The first computers for Macha were delivered by Dr. Hillar Addo, currently a member of the Council of Elders of PAMEPI’s School for All project in Ghana.