2nd info boat launched
June 12, 2009
Grameen Phone and CARE Bangladesh launched a second information boat called 'Tothya Tori' in the haors of northeastern region of the country, says a press release.
Dignitaries from GrameenPhone and CARE were present during the launch at Bajitpur in Kishoreganj on Wednesday. The purpose of such boats is to disseminate information to the people residing in remote haors through the ICT facilities on board each boat.
Tothya Tori serves villagers with utmost sincerity amidst many challenges. It is equipped with a laptop with internet connection, camera, printer, mobile phone, info-kit, TV and power generators through which villagers get information on agriculture, fisheries, livelihoods, job opportunities and school results.
The boat also arranges periodic medical service for the haor people. Computer training is provided as an additional service, and the boat also provides a little entertainment corner for the children of the haor who get to flip through pages of children's books and watch TV. Technical support such a helpline service and information database is to be provided by D.Net.
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