UN brings students into cyberspace

BHAKTAPUR, September 2012 –

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Kathmandu lead an e-Library project on behalf of the UN inter-agency IT Taskforce (IAITTF) in Nepal that left smiles and invigorated students in its wake.

Within the cultural city of Bhaktapur, students at Samaj Sudhar Secondary School worked without computers or any other modern equipment.

As part of an ICT for Development project, the UN System in Nepal and NGO “Help Nepal” donated five reconditioned computers, provided

logistical support and launched an e-Library at the public school, which goes through grade 10.

The project not only added value in terms of learning, but the computers have also motivated the students and instilled a sense of pride.

IAITTF is a group of UN IT focal points in Nepal mandated to do IT research for development and business operations and to provide appropriate IT advice to management.

UNIC prepared a documentary on the project that can be viewed here:


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