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Community characteristics for self-funding and self sustainable telecenter

By Mohamad Amir Abu Seman, Huda Ibrahim, Mohd Khairudin Kasiran, Nor Iadah Yusop, Zahurin Mat Aji, Zulkhairi Md Dahalin and Azman Yasin


The issue of telecenter sustainability has been actively researched.The search for the best formula for telecenter sustainability is important since the establishment of telecenters is usually within the community affair.This study looks into community characteristics of a self-sustainability telecenter.A single-case research design approach with guided questionnaires and informal interview was adopted.The unit of analysis is the community surrounding Masjid As-Syakirin in Kampung Oran.In addition,an informal interview session was held with the management committee of the mosque to gather more in depth information about the telecenter operation.The results show that governance, philanthropy, and socio-economic values are among the characteristics of a self-sustainability telecenter. Therefore, this study contributes strongly in term of the community characteristics for a self-sustainable telecenter

Topics: T Technology (General)
Publisher: Academic World Education & Research Center
Year: 2013
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