Telecentre Programme for Orang Asli (TPOA)
Telecentre Programme for Orang Asli (TPOA) West Malaysia is a community-university based initiative in partnership with the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) is committed to develop community telecentre as a platform to enhance quality of life through mobilizing community, building capacities, identifying programmatic gaps, and impacting social policy. At the same time this community-based programmes is an R & D proposal for researchers from different disciplines and faculties at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak to explore Needs Analysis and Asset Base Community Development (ABCD) approaches in implementing ICT-driven community development programmes amongst Orang Asli in West Malaysia.
TPOA was built from the Needs Analysis in Developing Telecentre among Orang Asli West Malaysia initiative, which was conducted within a one-year period of February 2011 till February 2012. The main goal of Needs Analysis was to conduct preliminary assessment of actual Information Communication Technology (ICT) needs and uses in the communities to be served by these facilities and to provide training to all stakeholders (specifically community mobilisers attached to government and non-governmental agencies) on how to carry out community engagement activities when setting up telecentres for community development.
- Project Title: Implementation of Telecenters for Orang Asli Programme
- Project Code: UHSB/B-AM2012/75
- Year: 2013-2017
- Funder: Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA), Kementerian Luar Bandar dan Wilayah (KKLW), Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister's Department Malaysia