Digital Opportunity Trust launches in Uganda

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DOT in Kenya

The international Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) has launched in Uganda with the support of the National Information Technology Authority.

DOT, also active in countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia, focuses on using ICTs to create educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, to stimulate development. DOT has a particular focus on youth and women and takes ICTs and ICT education to rural areas.

Launched in 2002, DOT has mobilized more than 3,500 young ICT Interns who have trained and coached more than 600,000 people in communities and schools around the world in the use of technology and entrepreneurship.

Speaking at the launch of the organisation's activities at the National Information Technology Authority (NITA) Uganda head offices in Kampala, DOT senior director of operations Tony Vetter said graduates would be recruited to manage the organisation’s activities. He said DOT would spend around USD10 million on its programmes across East Africa.

NITA-U says the Ugandan government will support DOT’s initiatives by making available access on the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure.



obure joseph - Oct. 22, 2012, 1:34 p.m.

ITS great development to fight unemployment amongst youth, although how can one join this wonderful program. l have just completed a BA. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

babiryeimmaculate - Oct. 24, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

halo thank you for introducing this program me am a graduate of entrepreneurship and small business management at mubs how can i join this program me

Mushabe Maphinre Ronah - Dec. 6, 2012, 8:28 a.m.

I am a graduate of Social Work and Community Development, i would like to participate in this great transformation for Ugandan communities.

Padde moris - Dec. 6, 2012, 9:08 a.m.

This stands out to be more interesting. However I really need to be in the first lot to Champion this programme,Pliz don'nt leave me out.Waiting to hear from you

kiganda Honest - Jan. 3, 2013, 9:41 a.m.

Wow that's nice 2 knw plz don't leave me behind Iam a graduate of Child development and children ministry.How do i join you?

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