Digital Divide Project





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Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: Nepal

Location: Rupatar

Total Budget: $47,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

"Turning the digital divide into digital dividends"

The world today is divided between the 'haves' and 'have-nots', not only by wealth but by a growing number of separations, including the access to knowledge and information which is provided through information technology, known as digital divide. The government schools are unable to provide computer facilities at their schools, as such the gap between students studying in private schools and government schools are widening. The condition is more acute in villages, where private computer training facilities are also not available, and students have not even seen a computer.

Computer labs will be established at two schools in Nepal. Rotary club of Rudramati and Rotaract club members will manage the training programs. This new, matching grant application - of RC Rudramati, RI District 3292, Nepal and RC Branchburg New Jersey and Robbinsville Rotary club, RI District 7475 will help establish computer laboratory in two schools.

Intended beneficiaries are approximately 2000 students and 50 teachers of 2 schools and small portion of 10,000 village population.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Rudramati Kathmandu

Primary Contact: Kishor Tripathi

Email: ktripathi006@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 7475

Rotary Club of: Branchburg Township

Primary Contact: Tulsi R. Maharjan

Email: trmaharjan@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $6,400
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Rudramati Kathmandu (3292)





Branchburg Township (7475)





Robbinsville Hamilton (7475)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Tulsi R. Maharjan

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Tulsi R. Maharjan

System Entry: Pledge of $7,000 by Kalpana of the Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton, District 7475.

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