Professor Iya Abubakar Community Resource Centre (CRC) for the North-East, Bauchi is a project of the Bauchi State Government and the Education for Development and Democracy Initiative (EDDI), an interagency partnership between the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Peace Corps, and the Departments of Education and Agriculture along with collaboration from the African public and private sectors. By virtue of its activities the CRC is a Non Governmental Organization. Its primary function is imparting qualitative ICT training.
The primary function of the Professor Iya Abubakar Community Resource Centre is to provide basic ICT training to members of the community who cannot afford to attend private institutions where computer courses are offered often at costs that are well and above the earning power of large segments of the local population.
Since beginning operations in 2003, the Community Resource Center has had an unbroken rhythm of continuous progression in tandem with expansion. With the emergence of the Center, a sector that had once been thought to be the exclusive preserve of graduates of science-oriented Universities such as the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi was now made relatively accessible to members of the community who otherwise may never have had the opportunity to study Information Communication Technology.
The Center is adequately equipped to provide the requisite hardware which is vital for imparting the necessary computer skills to trainees; thereby making them effectively proficient in handling computers and becoming productive members of society.
Nowadays, the immediate communities in Bauchi City as well as surrounding towns, villages and even those from neighboring states come to drink from the digital fountain of knowledge that is the Professor Iya Abubakar Community Resource Center.
The Professor Iya Abubakar Community Resource Center is an entity set-up as a collaborative partnership between the Bauchi State government and United States governmental agencies. Consequently, the Center is a non-governmental and not for profit organization. In spite of daunting operational costs such as, fueling of a diesel power generating set, general maintenance, purchase of stationeries, computer consumables, e.t.c.; the Center has broken even ever since. The organisation is sustained through revenue realized from services provided to the general public. Hence, the CRC as an NGO realizes funds to enable it function as a self-sustaining body.
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