Mandrosoa means 'come in', in Malagasy. Centre Mandrosoa is a telecenter/cyber-café in Ambositra. We've got eight computers in the main room, and four in the smaller training room. Internet is a mere 30 Ariary/minute (2,000 Ariary = $1, you do the math), and everyone gets 15 minutes of free connection every day. The goal of the Mandrosoa Project is simple; we help people find answers to their individual questions.
Our strategy is to make basic, yet important information available, on demand, to people in the developing world, free of charge using computers and mobile telephones.
The Mandrosoa Project also creates ""public spaces"" where people in developing countries can communicate and collaborate to generate new information valuable to all. The Mandrosoa Project is a truly collaborative effort. Experts in areas such as health, agriculture, education and the environment determine key messages and recommend existing communications materials in the local language. Telephone companies and internet service providers work with The Mandrosoa Project to make this content freely available, on demand. People who use the service collaborate in reshaping this collected information by asking questions, making suggestions and sharing ideas.