Setting up Digital Hubs and Libraries as a Social Enterprise (DH)

BRSP interred into an agreement with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) for the “Digital Hub & Library” in 6 union councils of districts Pishin & Kharan Balochistan for the period of six months from Jan-June 2015 and further it was extended for the period of three months till September 2015.

Basic objective of the project was;

1. To enhance rural connectivity, or place the communities in charge of tracking their own development and progress, and telling their own stories.

2. To establish a platform to support socio-economic development, e.g. the Naukri ya Karobar (NyK) Centers, Youth Centers (YC), Production Centers (PCs), Common Interest Groups (CIGs) and Loan Centers.

BRSP established all six Digital Hubs in the target six Union Councils of district Pishin and Kharan (UC Rodh Malazai, Dilsora district Pishin) and (UC Sarawan, Toh Mulk, Joda e Kalat, Jamak District Kharan).

Highlight of the progress against set deliverables were;

1. Established 6 of Digital Hubs

2. Equipment provided to all six DHs that included; Laptops, Desktops, Photocopier, Color Printer, Digital Cameras, Ups, Solar Systems, Android Mobiles, Multimedia and other necessary furniture and fixture.

3. Software developed for all 6 Digital Hubs

4. DMR (Documentation, Monitoring & Reporting) Training was provided to the 24 DMR focal persons.

5. The 24 DH Managers, Supervisors and DMR focal persons were provided an exposure visit to SRPS Swat.

6. The 24 DH Managers, Supervisors and DMR focal persons were trained on Photography & Video making.

7. The 24 DH Managers, Supervisors and DMR focal persons were trained on Video Editing.

8. The Monitoring Evaluation & Research training was provided to the 24 DH managers,supervisors and DMR focal persons.

9. The case studies and video competition was conducted amongst the 6 digital hubs.

Commutative Progress of the Project

S.No

Activities

Targets

Achievements

1

Establishment of Digital Hubs

6

6

2

Provision of Equipment to the Digital Hubs

6

6

3

Online Training & Capacity Building Tools

6

6

4

Establishing and functioning of Tele Centers

6

6

5

Software Development

6

6

6

Online hosting of videos for digital library

6

6

7

DMR Training

1

1

8

Exposure Visit of the DH Managers &

Supervisors

1

1

9

Training on Photography & Video Making

1

1

10

Training on Video Editing

1

1

11

MER Training (General)

1

1

12

Case Studies Competition

1

1

13

Video/Photography Competition

1

1

14

Desktop System provided to DHs

6

6

15

Photocopier provided to DHs

6

6

16

Q Mobile Android provided to the DMR focal

Persons

24

24

17

Solar Systems provided to DHs

6

6


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