The Telecentre Ecosystem
A telecentre is a public place where people can find information, create, learn, and communicate with others while developing digital skills through access to information and communication technology.
Everyday millions of people rely on telecentres around the world for information, education, business, and entertainment. A telecentre doesn’t just deliver critical services, it also creates opportunities for people.
Telecentres may be public libraries, education centers, voluntary or community organizations or any other type of community facility that provides access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), but they are always defined by their primary objective of contributing to community development. Reducing isolation, bridging the digital divide, promoting health issues, creating economic opportunities, and reaching out to youth are just some examples of the services a telecentre provides to its community. A telecentre can also go by other names: infocenter, community e-center, village knowledge center, and many others.