Monday, January 31, 2011

Titian Digital Discussion with ITU-UUM ASP COE for Rural ICT Development

30 Jan 2011 - Program Titian Digital held discussion with International Telecommunication Union - Universiti Utara Malaysia Asia Pacific Center of Excellence for Rural ICT Development at it's office in Sintok, Kedah.

Members of Program Titian Digital was welcomed by Assoc. Prof Wan Rozaini Bt Sheik Osman , Director of ITU-UUM .  PTD was represented by :

a) Mr Gunasegaran Kandaswamy - PTD Steering Committee Chairman
b) Mr Karuppiah Arumugam - PTD Project Director
c) Mr Arikrishnan Subramanian - PTD Project Manager
d) Mr Subha Rao - PTD Kedah Representative

While ITU - UUM delegate comprise of :

a) Assoc. Prof Wan Rozaini Bt Sheik Osman , Director of ITU-UUM
b) Assoc Prof Dr. Chek B Derashid,  Chairman Business & Community Development
c) Dr.Yuhanis binti Yusof, Chairman Research & Training
d) Dr Mohd Syazwan Abdullah, Fellow
e) Ms Stephanie , Reseacher
f) Mohamad Azlan bin Mohamad Nasrun, Administrative Officer
g) Muhammad Khairul Munawwar bin Ismail, Community Affairs Officer

The discussion was fruitful as both parties identified mutual area of work that could benefit community at large including training by ITU-UUM for PTD Trainers. ITU-UUM also agreed to extend their assistance to document PTD program as required by policy makers and international organization a step that will benefit users of Program Titian Digital.


PTD Visit to Kedah

Program Titian Digital members visited Kulim, Kedah on 29 -30 January 2011 to hold preliminary discussion and conduct survey at selected SJKT schools there.

We visit following schools and hold discussions in identifying possibility of setting up PTD Labs there.

Following schools was visited:

a) SJKT Ladang Bukit Sidim
b) SJKT Ladang Padang Mehia
c) SJKT Ladang Selarong
d) SJKT Ladang  Wellesley
e) SJKT Ladang Bukit Mertajam

We also hold discussion with well wishers and social entrepreneurs in the area to identify possible means of collaboration including coordination on behalf of PTD.

Discussion also held with other civil society organization and local champions to identify schools deserving schools , and ways to finance Program Titian Digital to schools that shown keen interest.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rotary Club Kelana Sg Ujung Launch Fund Raising for PTD Project

President Muru of Rotary club Kelana Sg Ujung, Negeri Sembilan D3300 today official launch Fund Raising effort. Fund collected will be used to setup fully functional ICT Lab complete with 41 terminals, a server, 2 air conditioning units, Projectors , and safety grills.

During the event some donors pledged electrical wiring works and another to sponsor networking cables.

The club aims to raise some RM100,000 for this purpose. Best wishes to the club and it's member for taking a bold step towards betterment of rural tamil schools in Malaysia.

PTD : ICT Coordinators Meeting

A Meeting Between PTD Management Team and School ICT Coordinators on 29th December 2010. The meeting aims to identify weakness and problems faced in implementation of Program Titian Digital.

Fruit discussion was held during the meeting including some sharing of experiences on how they overcome resistance from parents. One such sharing were a school identify well educated parents refuse to send their childrens for ICT classes due to small adminitration fee charged while parents from poor background very much keen.

Many other issues were discussed during the meeting including year 2011 ICT teachers training calendar and proposed Internet week.