PH International

Information Dissemination and Equal Access (IDEA) - Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Category: Information Technology Programs


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The Information Dissemination and Equal Access (IDEA) Project was a partnership between PH International and the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Program. IDEA created and supported community-based Internet centers which provided residents with free technology training and access to computers. These aptly named IDEA Centers increase the quality of education and the level of social and cultural development in the communities where they operate. IDEA also worked to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged groups by supplying specialized computer software and training aimed at expanding their educational, employment, and community-building opportunities.

Centers were opened in seven cities: Kherson, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Donetsk, Simferopol, Chernivtsi, and Cherkasy.

Success Stories

Thanks to IDEA trainings, friends and relatives have become closer! | 22 Oct 2012

My name is Nana. I am a refugee from Abkhasia, and I did not communicate for a long time with my friends and classmates. After attending IDEA Ukraine computer trainings at the charity fund Rokada, I learned how to use Internet after which the entire world has become closer.
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Now I am employed. | 28 Sep 2012

After the first phase of the comuter training, I managed to find employment. Now I work as accountant assistant in one of local companies. In a near future, I plan to expand my knowledge and learn more about personal computer. I am very grateful to the IDEA - Lutsk trainer who developed an indivitual training program for me and helped me to get a lot of new knowledge within a short time. Anastasiya Protsuyk (20), Lutsk.
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"I have found a job thanks to IDEA Training Center", - Maria Muzhuk. | 25 Sep 2012

From her old friend, Maria learnt about the IDEA Training Center in Rivne, and about a possibility to take computer courses free-of-charge in convenient for her time. At the courses, the woman quickly learnt how to work with texts, tables, databases, and Internet. She studied hard, accurately attended all classes, and also visited the Center additionally to improve the knowledge she was receiving in the training sessions and practice her Internet skills. Even before she graduated from the training courses, Maria had a successful interview for a position of the head of a warehouse. She now works there. The woman has been successfully coping with her workload, and she satisfied with her salary. ‘It is thanks to the IDEA Training Center, I have this job that I had been looking for a long time” – said Maria during her most recent visit to the Center.
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