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SchoolNet/Namibia
Project or Department: Katutura Community Arts Center

SchoolNet/Namibia is a non-profit organization dedicated to extending information, education and communication technology to all Namibian schools and educational institutions, using the Internet. LearnLink's Computer-Assisted Teacher Training (CATT) Project is providing education technology support to programs for professional development. Since the organization's inception it has developed a number of educational programs and projects that have actively promoted the effective use of technology in education: Insect-a-Thon 1999: In conjunction with the National Museum of Namibia, SchoolNet organized a national competition to catalog 70,000 species of insects housed at the museum. Teams of students from sixteen Namibian schools participated; Kids on the Block: SchoolNet trains 200 out-of-school youth how to repair and maintain computers and computer networks.

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DOT: dot-EDU

Web Site: http://www.schoolnet.na/

For more information on working with SchoolNet/Namibia:
Through dot-EDU: USAID/EGAT/EIT/IT
Stephen Tournas, dot-EDU CTO
Email: Tel: +1 202 712-0154

Education Development Center
William Wright, Program Director
Email: Tel: +1 202 572-3700

SchoolNet/Namibia
Ground Floor, Bondel Street
Windhoek
Namibia
 



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