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Country Director attends the 5th Annual Freedom Online Coalition Conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Gambia Country Director for Computer Frontiers Inc., Mr. Poncelet Ileleji attends “The 5th Annual Freedom Online Conference (FOC)” hosted by the current FOC chair – Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on May 4th and 5th 2015.  This conference consists of governments’ representatives, numerous foreign affairs officials, multinational ICT companies, and Civil Society organizations.  Participants discussed ways in which governments around the world can structure policy-making processes in order to maximize the realization of human rights online within their jurisdiction.  According to Freedom Online Coalition, panels and discussions focused on issues such as rule-of-law, transparency, the Tallin Agenda (for Freedom Online) implementation, and how to maximize non-governmental stakeholder input and participation in government policy making.

Mr. Ileleji partook in discussions addressing rights and freedoms online.  He stated in his remarks that Computer Frontiers adheres to the fundamental principles of Transparency and Privacy online with governments, and various organizations in Africa and across the globe.  Thus, Computer Frontiers has served government and private sector clients in more than 40 countries throughout the world.  Africa IT Solutions South SudanThis ICT Company values transparency, Internet freedom, and privacy online worldwide.

The Freedom Online Coalition is composed of 26 governments who work to advance Internet freedom. This partnership coordinates diplomatic efforts and engages with the private sector to support free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online.  FOC members and working groups are committed to protecting and promoting online freedoms domestically and abroad.  Freedom Online Coalition Working groups were created to convey policy issues facing online freedom and to inform the work of the Coalition and its members.  Mr. Ileleji sits on Working Group 3 to address transparency and privacy online.  Working Group 3 of FOC focuses on the relationship between governments and information & communications technology (ICT) companies, with a particular emphasis on respecting human rights online, including freedom of expression and privacy.

Africa IT Solutions South Sudan

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Barbara Keating, Computer Frontiers CEO, Speaks at WTCI 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference

Barbara Keating, Computer Frontiers CEO, Speaks at WTCI 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference

            Barbara Keating, President and Founder of Computer Frontiers Inc. spoke at World Trade Center Institute’s (WTCI) 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. The women’s conference celebrated the global achievements of women who participate in global business, foreign affairs, and international relations. This event was presented by the World Trade Center Institute and Jhpiego. As the largest international business network in the Mid-Atlantic, WTCI provides the opportunity for businesses and global leaders to connect and expand international sales and trade all over the world.

            This event included informative panels and featured topics such as: “Developing Women Leaders,” “Women Around the Globe in 60 Minutes,” “Social Media Global Movements,” and many more. Highlighted as a visionary woman, Ms.  Keating provided key insight for the featured topic, Women Around the World in 60 Minutes – Leadership Learning Across the Globe.” In 1996, Barbara Keating founded Computer Frontiers Inc. as an international consulting firm dedicated to the applied use of Internet, information communications technology and free market principles to further the business, trade and development goals in all countries

            With over 25 years of experience working in Africa, Barbara Keating conveyed the potential growth of business in Africa, barriers for women around the globe, and addressed world issues such as gender equality. As a business leader abroad, Keating shared her valuable experience that has contributed to the success of Computer Frontiers Inc., to continue supporting the development of women leaders and advocates throughout the world.  Today, Computer Frontiers has implemented information communications technology projects in over 53 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

            Hosting over 250 women, the 8th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference was a success, connecting women throughout the region, at all points of the career path.

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Children in Boarding Schools Receive a Sweet Surprise

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the children in a boarding school whom Hawa of CFI staff chose to give the money to.


The $100 donation was used to buy materials such as small mattresses and foods of many kind such as milk, sugar, sweets, chocolate, juices and chips. This was donated to children (Talibes) of a boarding school (daara).

As a result, the children were happy, and thankful for the support.

 

Hawa H.

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Making it Happen with Just 100 USD!

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the families and farmers that Tonny of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

Twelve families located in a remote area of Mpigi district had no hope of celebrating this year’s Christmas. With just 100 USD, they had reasons to smile.For years, these families have been depending of agriculture as a main source of income. During the course of 2013, the land owner halted further farming activities on his property. This greatly affected their income hence making it hard for them to survive.

They jumped for joy as they received their Christmas packages and were very grateful to Computer Frontiers International for making Christmas happen in their families.”

 

Tonny L.  

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The Empire of Infants

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the association that Aminata of CFI staff chose to give the money to. 

The $100 was donated to an association called “Empire des Enfants”

The association “ Empire des Enfants” was born out of the will of two women hit by the misery and distress of children in the street in Senegal. For this noble cause, a former cinema named ‘Empire’, closed for many years, was hired and renovated with funding. In May 2003, the old cinema became the centre for children in difficulty. “Empire des Enfants ”!

“Empire des Enfants” association is a humanitarian work dedicated to special education. It is the commitment without fault of a team of men and women determined to help children living in situations of vulnerability (children begging in the street) to regain their place in society. Total support and social reintegration of the children in the street is their only reason for being. All of the children appreciated the gesture.

Aminata S. 

 

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the organization that Shannon of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

My name is Shannon Baskerville, and it was an honor to uphold the company challenge and donate my gift of $100.00 to Heartly House Inc.  This organization is committed to protecting families against domestic violence. It was a privilege to meet the CEO and staff of Heartly House, and to learn of the various services offered through this organization.

Domestic violence is an emotional and financial challenge on any family and it does not discriminate.  The mental or physical abuse can take the innocence of a child and easily create a cycle of abuse for generations to come. Nonetheless, an organization like the Heartly House is an awesome testament to mankind; not only does it assists families in their current crisis, but it helps to restore them.

As a preteen, my family lived in a center for abused women and benefited from the many services provided. I can look back on our time in a domestic violence shelter and not feel ashamed because my mother was treated with dignity. My siblings and I were provided all the comforts of home and never felt deprived. What a wonderful feeling to visit this organization and be reminded of the quality care my family received.  It has made me a better person and I look forward to volunteering at the Heartly House as homage to the facility in Pennsylvania that served my family many years ago.

Sincerely,
Shannon B.

 

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The CFI Charity Fund Helps the Elderly

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the elderly woman that Timothy of CFI staff chose to give the money to. 

I donated from the CFI charity fund to a family with no male figure, while tasked with a challenge of bringing up a number their siblings.

I chose to give this money to them because it is amazing what this family has to take care of a big family with no clear source of income, and is only headed by an elderly woman together with her daughter. They manage to take care of a number of children, many of whom are from their siblings who have passed away. They are now tasked with the challenge of taking care of them, which includes taking them to school (offering education), and providing the basic needs of life a child would need.

It is with this simple background that I thought this donation from CFI would really mean a lot to such a family with the need to raise school fees and other life necessities.

The family greatly appreciated the donation and sent a lot of thanks to CFI for this charity which will always be fresh in their minds, Thanks CFI.


Timothy K. 

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Six Children in Uganda Find Hope

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the family of six children who Lucy of CFI staff chose to give the money to.  

The Kamanyi children live in Mwese, a village in Gomba District. The lives of these children have been characterized by what some people would call “unfortunate events”. First, their grandfather died, followed by their uncle. Then their abusive father forced their mother out of their home, which was followed by their grandmother being forced out of her home by her son. The worst happened when their father succumbed to AIDS in 2009. The father produced six children Allen, Gorrett, Moses, Annet, Davis and Nakamya.

The children were left with no one to take care of them after their father passed on because their grandmother did not want anything to do with them and neither did their mother (apparently she had remarried and did not want anything jeopardizing her new marriage).

The younger children Annet, Davis, and Nakamya with the permission of the Local Area Chairman, were adopted by a kind family leaving the older three children with no one to take care of them. They dropped out school almost immediately and are surviving on food they grow in the garden. Some of the basic needs are provided for by well-wishers but they too cannot give them much. Unfortunately, Allen the eldest child who is only 16 years old got pregnant by an irresponsible boy, but she has to be strong for her siblings.

I have always wanted to help these children but I never had the means until I got the Charity money from CFI. I must admit I was so happy when I learned that I had finally got a chance to fulfill my dream. These children inspire me so much because they are always hopeful and giving them this money was so fulfilling.

Lucy N. 

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Cash for Cause Supports a Mother and Her Son

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too. 

Please read below about the woman that Henry of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

I am Henry and I work for Computer Frontiers. I gave my charity fund of 250,000 Uganda shillings ($100) to Nasali Edith a resident of Seguku Village in Kampala Uganda.

Nasali Edith is a 17 year old mother of one that was defiled by her boss at the age of fifteen. 

Edith defied all odds and met a good samaritan that took her in and she gave birth to a baby boy. The baby boy now aged one year, but was diagnosed with downs syndrome. Telling from Edith’s stories, she finds it a big challenge taking care of her baby and at the same time doing odd jobs to make ends.When Nasali was working for her boss as a maid, the boss’s wife found out that Edith became pregnant and later threw her out the house when Nasali was six months pregnant.

When I gave her the money, she was too excited and even shed a tear. She couldn’t believe that someone could ever give her that amount of money. She was too grateful to Computer Frontiers for the donation, and told me to extend her gratitude to the management of Computer Frontiers for making her Christmas a merry one.

Henry M.

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Giving Back to the Community

Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.

Please read below about the families and villages that Patrick of CFI staff chose to give the money to.

When it comes to the festive season it’s all about giving back to the needy in society and also sharing with others. I divided my share into two portions, back in the southern part of Uganda in Gomba District there is a village called Rubanga. I contributed to getting them desks to sit on in church. This is a place of praising the Lord so the community was able to have comfort while praising the God. The other portion, I bought food stuffs for Xmas so as to put a smile a one needy family of Mr Semakula in Nansana. This really exited me because it reminded me of my own old days we were not very different from this family back then, but as they say “There is always a better tomorrow”. 

All this was achieved by Computer Frontier Group who encouraged us to give back to the community both the church goers and Mr. Semakula’s family I believe saw a better day.

Patrick L.

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