Poor families get tablet PCs in GazipurStaff Correspondent
Amadeyr Cloud Limited, a private organisation, on Friday distributed a hundred tablet PCs to as many poor households of a village at Sripur upazila in Gazipur.
Two WiFi networks enabling internet connection were also set up in the village Nizmawna where the computers were distributed.
Households of Moishal Para and Amrachala Para of the village received the device.
The ACL officials said using the internet the tablet PC users would be able to download contents developed by the ACL.
The company under its flagship project ‘digits to all’ gave away the computers with a spirit to take information technology to the grassroots, they said.
To enable illiterate and semi-literate users to collect information using IT devices ACL has developed a large audio-visual content primarily on agriculture, health-nutrition-family-planning, education and general public services with help from other partners, including Infokosh/A2I and BRAC University, said Adnan Quadri, technical development executive of the company.
The PCs have also been customised to further help their users, he said.
This has been the second deployment of tablet PCs to the grassroots, said Masud Khan, a director of the company, adding that in the first lot they distributed 140 tablet PCs in the same district in October last year.
ACL has been established by four people, Masud Khan, Imran Ali, Elizabeth Ali and Khaza Mostapha, and focuses on infrastructure projects, project financing, public policy and legal and regulatory frameworks, among others.
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