The Digital Villages

A digital village is a community resource in a rural area or slum that uses information and communication technology (ICT) to radically transform its local economy, society, and politics. In collaboration with others, a digital village leverages the following for the benefit of its local community members:

• ICT facilities – buildings & schools.

• ICT associates – individuals & groups.

To bridge the digital divide in Kenya between urban and rural, formal and informal, rich and poor we require 15,000 ICT facilities empowering 1.5 million ICT associates and supporting 15 million rural Internet users by end of 2012.

To achieve this goal, we invite you to join the Digital Village Network!
The rural-urban digital divide remains a big challenge to the realisation of the promises that ICT exemplifies. This is why KDN has joined hands with to set up digital facilities in all the 210 constituencies in Kenya.

These facilities to be known as Digital Centres (10-20 computers), Digital Kiosks (1-5 computers) or Digital Schools are being set up with the partnership of local leaders like area MP’s, the youth and teachers in these constituencies.

For ease of identification, we shall soon be branding them as i-village, i-cyber or i-school and these will be incorporated in the Digital Village Network.

KDN is also working with Posta to develop a similar concept in over 300 Postal centres within the country. This project, code-named iPosta, will see KDN roll out digital centres in these postal centres countrywide. Customers will also be able to access Butterfly scratch cards through the Posta facilities countrywide.

The Digital Village Network (or DVN) is a mega-community bringing together various local and global ICT and non-ICT stakeholders under one umbrella to ensure the success of the project.

The DVN will enable and empower individuals, groups, and organizations in the private, and public sectors to exchange information with the rural community and the informal economy members.
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