Computer Technology Institutes

The establishment of Computer Technology Institutes (what we call CTIs) started in 2004 with objective of creating computer awareness in rural communities across Cameroon and to bring the advancement of science and technology to the grass roots. The primary target audiences are underprivileged youths, high school drop-outs, and local school teachers. As an adjunct, documentation and internet services are also available for the local businessman and rural government official.

The Foundation operates five CTIs in rural communities within the Northwest Region of Cameroon. These Computer Technology Institutes have trained and graduated hundreds of students in both computer software and hardware maintenance and more than 30 people visit each center daily to either do research on the internet, check emails, or do documentation services. Every year more than 200 short-term “training for students on holidays” has taken place in the institute where one to two week intensive introduction programs expose the basics of computer use and world access via the internet to the rural poor.

 
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The Torchbearer Foundation for Missions, Reconciliation & Development is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1999 by Dr. Martin Niboh (PhD Physics and Dr. Alfred K. Njamnshi (MD, MA, DMS, FMH Neurology) to train holistic community development and establish networks of integrated self-sustaining projects to achieve a healthy and economically improved faith-based lifestyle. © 2011 Torchbearer Foundation for MRD. All Rights Reserved