In July and August 2016 the COP student groups will again go to 12 local partners in Africa and India. Five of them are partners of InfoBridge foundation.
The Community Outreach Project (COP) is a partnership programme between the Faculty of Science of the Radboud University, The Netherlands, in collaboration with InfoBridge Foundation and other Dutch partners, and a number of local project partners from selected developing countries in Africa and Asia.
Based on specific requests by the local partners the student groups are currently preparing for a three-weeks project activity for the communities that the local partners are serving.
In 2013 Youth Skills for Development, a partner of InfoBridge Foundation in the TelecentresAfrica project, was invited by InfoBridge to join the Community Outreach Programme (COP) of the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and implement yearly a Community Outreach Project in Kitwe City, on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia.
COP is a partnership programme between the Radboud University, The Netherlands, in collaboration with InfoBridge Foundation, and a number of local project partners from selected developing countries in Africa and Asia. Youth Skills for Development signed a contract to be a local partner, joining three other projects in Zambia and in total twelve other projects from eight countries around the world that are taking part in the COP programme.
A report on the COP project in Kitwe in 2013 prepared by Simon Wandila, the project leader of Youth Skills for Development, can be found here. Also this year a large group of students will go to Kitwe (Zambia).
Community Outreach Project 2013 of Radboud University Nijmegen in India
Roos van der Zwan and Charlotte Puttenstein of the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) successfully carried out a project within the framework of the Community Outreach Programme (COP) with Change Initiatives in India in July.
They provided an advanced ICT training for women entrepreneurs of New Digital Graphics and gave a basic training in English to boys and girls of Madandanga and Kantabele villages near Kolkata (West Bengal).
More information at the Facebook page of Change Initiatives.