Social exclusion refers to the situation in which individuals or groups of people do not have
access to opportunities and resources (i.e. internet) that are normally available to the majority
of the community and is important to daily activities. The lack of access can over time under-
prepare individuals or groups from participating fully in the economic, education, and social
There are three critical areas that must be working in order for the project to be successful. If
any one of these critical success factors fails, the project will not be able to meets its overall
goals and objectives.
- Access to the network
- Tutoring and mentoring
- Computers for students at home
- Provide evening and weekend Internet access to the homes of children who attend
School where it is not currently available. We recommend filtered Internet access to
minimize the exposure of students to improper or non-mission oriented material.
- The following objectives are as important as access to the network, but are outside the
scope of our proposal. Because they are critical to the project success we will continue
to enumerate them in this report.
- Provide computers in homes of qualified students
who do not have a computer by recycling older
donated computers using open source software and
browsers for use in the homes at no charge.
- Provide volunteer based "home work" tutoring to
students in all academic areas to improve
comprehension and skills, especially for math,
science, writing and reading.
- Develop volunteer based "consultants" to provide
Computersstudents with ongoing technical support to resolve
computer and network issues.
- Promote computer literacy training for preschool
and adults within the targeted households. (see
- Develop community information and resource awareness through volunteer web
Provide a platform to provide Internet access in community and City selected