Phase III

Project Expansion of the ongoing W4C Programme
Programme Wireless For Communities (W4C) – Phase III
Duration 2012 – 2013
Objective
  • Expansion of the ongoing W4C Programme  in three more locations other than the existing ones
  • To expand the W4C programme towards an integrated wireless infrastructural set up and content service framework in identified community settings
  • To introduce enhanced content and services in the existing regions of W4C programme
Targets
  • Setting up wireless in 3 rural community locations:
  • Giridih, rural Ranchi
  • Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
  • Nangaon, rural North Tripura
  • Wireless Network Training set up and management in 3 locations:
  • Giridih, rural Ranchi
  • Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
  • Nangaon, rural North Tripura
  • Capacity Building & Training Programmes
    • 6 Content & services trainees in 3 old & 3 new locations
    • 18 User Community based workshop – 3 workshops in each location
  • One public engagement conference
  • Development of wireless training manual
  • Development and customization on Training Module & Computer IT & ICT on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Expansion of the ongoing W4C programme in the three existing locations
  • To expand the W4C programme towards an integrated wireless infrastructural set up and content service framework in identified community settings
  • To introduce enhanced content and services in the existing regions of W4C programme
  • To enhance the activities of the programme in the existing centers
  • To localize training materials that can be used further among community trainers
  1. Established and deployed wireless mesh network in 3 rural community locations namely:
  • Giridih, Jharkand
  • Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
  • Nangaon, North Tripura
  1. Provided wireless network set up and management training in 3 locations namely:
  • Giridih, Jharkhand
  • Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
  • Nangaon, North Tripura
  1. Provided capacity building & training programmes in two phases
  • 6 Content & services trainees in 3 old & 3 new locations
  • 18 user community based workshop – 3 workshops in each location
  • At Giridih; Gram Panchayat (village council office), local market (Barhmasiya Chowk), Block office at Birni, Block Research Center and Sahara India Bank are using wireless network provided by W4C centre
  • At Nangaon, internet connectivity through wireless network has been provided to block office, local NGO office and government officials’ home.
  • More than 170 people trained on content aggregation and services
  • 2 Trainers identified for managing the networks in their locations
  • Out of 10 centers at Baran, 3 centers are managed by women trainers