The Republic of Uganda is a country in East Africa, bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a large portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania.
The REFLECT ICT Project by Literacy and Empowerment, a partner organization of Action Aid International Uganda, was started in 2003 while piloting the use of ICTs to provide information on HIV/AIDS, Agriculture and Human rights to local communities.
In 2005, computers were installed at the Community Knowledge Centre and in
circles for project stakeholders like patrons of School Knowledge Groups (SKGs), secretaries of information, gate keepers and circle facilitators. Over 40 people registered for computer training and out of these, 20 have been taught how to use Microsoft word package.
Out of the trained persons, six have already started using the internet to search for information. ICT has made it easy in empowering the local people to get the information they require. Local people are the most vulnerable to all sorts of problems and therefore need to be facilitated to see
how they come out of poverty and how they can fight diseases.