Our Impact and Achievements
COMMUNITIES | VIBRANT NETWORKS | DIGITAL SERVICES | INNOVATION
Since its launch originally as a program, TCF has been responsible for the establishment of thousands of telecentres worldwide, investing several million dollars in hardware, software, training, content development, language localization, technology, and organization of many special events, workshops and meetings to empower organizations responsible for the growth and promotion of telecentres at the national, regional and international levels in more than 82 countries.
The investments made by TCF have helped create a global ecosystem of telecentres and ICT4D practitioners organized around six main regional telecentre networks. These regional networks are responsible for thousands of individual telecentres, and they all work with community-based organizations, schools, local government, and the private sector.
To facilitate the collaboration among regional and national networks and other key stakeholders, TCF developed and maintains community sites in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian. These community sites are the main channels of communication for thousands of organizations and individuals working in the global ICT4D space.
Since 2008, TCF has been investing a significant amount of funding in the creation of specially tailored training materials for the effective management of telecentres worldwide. These resources are now available as part of the content offered by the Telecentre Academy, a global education and training platform that brings multiple educational resources for the benefit of individuals and communities worldwide.