We break down the IT barriers faced by aid workers. By providing free, professional IT support, we enable these workers to continue their vital role in serving others globally
iT without borders aims to assemble a network of 500+ skilled volunteers with IT expertise to staff a help desk providing remote technical support to aid workers.
iT without borders plans to facilitate opportunities for suitable IT workers to participate in short-term field trips to deliver IT infra-structure and provide face-to-face training.
In partnership with aid and development projects and workers, iT without borders also plans to implement computer literacy and training programs to assist with community development and income-generation potential.
Working with Uttarakhand Community Health Cluster
IT Without Borders is working together with the Uttarakhand Community Health Cluster in India to deliver support to the health workers there.
The cluster (an initiative of CHGN) is the first of a group of community health programs that are working closely together to consolidate their strength, improving communications and coordination with each other by phone, email, SMS and face-to-face meetings. The aim is to reach as many community health workers as possible, even those without internet or phone access.
Nathan Grills, board member of IT Without Borders, is executive facilitator of the cluster, bringing the 38 programs together for training and to collaborate on different activities.
IT Without Borders has been working with the cluster to:
- To provide computers to assist with remote service and images for restoration.
- Assist three community health and development programs to set up Community Computer Centres for equipping and training underprivileged community members in basic IT.
- Assist two schools and one slum empowerment ministry to provide computer teaching by providing computers, training and ongoing support.
- To help develop a simple Hindi curriculum to help the community health and outreach programs to teach mostly poor women and children in the villages.
- To establish a link with IT Without Borders in order to provide ongoing remote computer support from volunteers around the world.
- To conduct advanced and beginner IT training, in various areas identified by the trainees, to help 35 community Indian health programs to be more effective in their work and outreach.