CPPP – Community Public Private Participation thru Community Knowledge Centre Model

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Registration Name : eINDIA2011/AN/272
Project Category : eGov::Best Telecentre Initiative of the Year
Project Name : CPPP – Community Public Private Participation thru Community Knowledge Centre Model

Details of Applicant :
Name : Ahmed Ismael (Smiley)
Address : 72 Celtis Street Palm Ridge
City : Alberton
State : Gauteng
Zip Code : 1458

Details of Project/Implementing Agency :
Name of Organisation : Siyafunda Community Technology Centre
Address : 72 Celtis Street,Palm Ridge,
City : Alberton
State : Gauteng
Zip Code : 1458
Name of the head of Organisation : Ahmed Ismael – Smiley
Website : www.siyafundactc.org.za ; runckc.org

Brief description of the programme/project/Initiative :
Establish Community Knowledge Centers (CKC) in underserved communities. A home for all, offering diverse services through technology where people can contribute, learn, and communicate locally and around the world

Why was the project started :
Siyafunda CTC’s core values are of collaboration & partnerships, capacity building, complementing services; making it a replicable and scalable model for implementation.

Objective :
Siyafunda CTC is to be the network hub for sustainable community knowledge centres of excellence in South & Southern Africa.
Target group : All spheres of government; Private Sector; NGOs;CBOs
Geographical reach : South & Southern Africa
Date from which the project became operational : 1 March 2010
Is the Project still operational : YES

10 points that make the programme/project innovative?

  1. Partnerships with government in leveraging their infrastructure
  2. Partherships with Private Sector in using Siyafundactc for their programmes
  3. Partnerships with NGOs to enhance their capabilities by accessing Siyafundactc partners
  4. Mobilising resources and synergising
  5. Through the partnerships avoiding duplication & re-inventions
  6. Collaboration makes Bigger Impact on communities in shorter time
  7. : Complementing value-added services
  8. : Mapping Community Needs rather than

List the 5 achievements of the programme/project?

  1. More Local municipalities partnering +15 engaged
  2. MOU with USAASA & eSkills Institute – Dept of Communcations
  3. More ICT Companies (Intel;Cisco;Microsoft) partners
  4. NGO community growth to +50
  5. Awards: Clinton Global Initiative;Cisco;Inyathelo

List the 5 key challenges faced while implementing the programme/project/initiative :

  1. Local Government – need to convince them thru successfull implementations
  2. NGOs – need to re-engineer their busniess plans & profiles
  3. Technical Support – Provide continuous technical assistance services
  4. Establishing partnerships with local businesses, educational institutions & providers Internet services
  5. Sustainability by Monitoring & Evaluation on an ongoing basis

List the 5 points how can the prgramme serve as a model that can be replicated or adapted by others?

  1. Flexbility Approach – adapting the model for localisation
  2. Avoid enforcing the model rather go for complementing and adding value approach
  3. Long Term Partnerships are key – not financal only
  4. Buy-in from all stakeholders that the model is sustainable
  5. Showcasing successfull case studies

List 5 points to elaborate on the scalability of the programme/project/initiative :

  1. Dependant on stakeholder resources
  2. Dependant on participative NGOs capacity & resources
  3. Capacity Building of NGOs Skill & Management
  4. Technical support by developing and empowering thru the Trainers Skills Programmes
  5. Make it easy for adoption & implementation – cut out the red tape and long winded agreements
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10 Responses to CPPP – Community Public Private Participation thru Community Knowledge Centre Model

  1. Afrika Tau says:

    One of the most succesful project in SA

  2. Pule - South Africa says:

    Siyafunda CTC SA has my vote for the impact it has amongst the poor and the odinary people of South Africa.

  3. Ambani innocnet kutama says:

    Lets keep on Empowering and Educating People

  4. Mohammed Bham says:

    A Company dedicated to uplifting the quality of life
    @not just race BUT rather RAINBOW NATION!
    And one day soon… RAINBOW WORLD!
    A totally wonderful team who are all tiltled: SMILEY@WORK!


  5. Goolam Kolia says:

    Siyafunda CTC SA has a dedicated person at its helm. The project is very successful and is making a very big difference in South African society. Siyafunda project is a trendsetter.

  6. Mullah says:

    Siyafundactc has improved the lives of many South-Africans who can’t afford to pay for the universities.

  7. Joseph Mandla Mafika says:

    This project has done a lot to the South African citizen through ICT. Well done Siyafunda keep up the good work.

  8. Joseph Mkabane says:

    Siyafunda is making a deference to our community by empowering, educate and bringing the technology to community
    i’m honour and proud to part of Siyafunda family

  9. themba itimu says:

    ICT at our door step.Siyafunda ctc Empower,Educate and Econnect Communities

  10. lawrence mikateko chauke says:

    im so happy about siyafunda,because is bringing ICT ,to the community.