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Mauritius ICT Indicators Portal

ICT Access in Communities


1. Total number of Computer Clubs, breakdown by
a.         Community Centres
b.         Women Centres
c.          Youth Centres
d.         Day Care Centres
e.         Social Welfare Centres
f.          Municipalities & NGOs    

Refers to the total number of computer clubs at which Internet access is made available to the public, on a full-time or part-time basis. This may include community centres, women centres and other similar establishments, whenever Internet access is offered to the general public. All such centres should have at least one public computer for Internet access.
 
2. Total number of Computers in Computer Clubs     
Refers to the total number of computers available in all Computer Clubs
 
3. Total number of visitors in Computer Clubs             
Measures the number of inhabitants enjoying Computer clubs coverage as a proportion of the country's total population. When a locality (village, town, city, etc.) has at leas t one computer club, then the entire population living in this locality is considered to be served by that computer club
 
4. Number of localities with Computer Clubs               

Refers to all localities (a nation's villages, towns, and cities) that have at least one computer club
 
5. Rural localities with Computer Clubs         

Refers to all rural localities (villages, town, etc of a country) that have at least one community access centre which is a site, centre of instruction at which Internet access is made available to the public, on a full-time or part-time basis. (Since the definition of rural differs between countries, the definition of rural should be provided.)
 
6. Total number of Public Internet Access Points (PIAPs)
           
Refers to the total number of Public Internet Access Points (PIAPs). A PIAP is a site, location, at which Internet access is made available to the public, on a full-time or part-time basis. This includes post offices which offer Internet access to the general public.
 
7. Total number of visitors PIAPs    

Measures the number of inhabitants enjoying PIAPs coverage as a proportion of the country's total population. When a locality (village, town, city, etc.) has at least one PIAP, then the entire population living in this locality is considered to be served by PIAP.
 
8. Total number of individuals who have followed IC3 courses breakdown by
a.         Male
b.         Female
c.          Unemployed
d.         Disabled persons
e.         Students
f.          Senior citizens  
Refers to the total number of persons who have undertaken the Internet & Computing Core Certification courses in schools, social welfare centres, community centres and Cyber Caravans. IC3 is a 45 hours course which is offered to the public. A Certification of Completion is awarded after completion of such course
 
9. Total number of women who have benefited from ICT facilities in women centres
Refers to the total number of female individuals how have benefited from the ICT facilities that have been installed in women centres. Internet, Ms office applications and Chat are the main activities undertaken by those persons.
 
10. Total number of individuals who have followed ICT Awareness course in the Cyber Caravans
Refers to the total number of persons from 4 years old and above that benefit from the free ICT awareness course that is offered in the Cyber caravans. It is to be noted that it is a non-certification course that are offered to the general public at large.