Monthly Reports

Obninsk Civic Networking
September, 2000

1. By September 31 103 individual users and 15 corporate ones got dial up connection to the OCN. 120 individuals visited 3 PACs.

2. In August a local newspaper “Chas Pik – Region” became the OCN member.

3. In September 3 not-for-profit organizations joined the OCN:

  • Obninsk Regional Group for Human Rights protection,
  • Regional Environmental Children’s Organization “Bemby”,
  • Obninsk group of All-Russian Scout Organization.
The WEB sites for “Bemby’ and Scouts are under development now.

4. Two groups from non-profits were trained in the framework of “Fundamentals of Internet” course:

  • from the Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children and Youth “Trust”.(ph. 52112)
  • Olga Mezhennaya,
  • Valentina Chulakova,
  • Evgeniya Fomina,
  • Nelya Lebedeva,
  • Irina Eskova.
  • from not-for-profit partnership “Community” in the framework of the “Leadership – Obninsk” program
  • Nataliya Lenivkina (Supermarket "Tornado"), ph.70194,
  • Tatyana Lagutova (Center of the Out-of-School Activity), ph.46714,
  • Elena Volkova (Deputy Director, School #9), ph. 45462,
  • Yuri Sidorov, (student), ph. 98744,
  • Alexei Khavylo, (student), strider@iate.obninsk.org
5. The Organizing Committee had a meeting to establish the OCN Directorate. The general meeting of the OCN members is planned for the end of October to approve the decision of the Committee. The solemn opening of the OCN is planned for lte November – early December.

6. In the framework of the project “Obninsk-Oak Ridge: Volunteer Based Model for Non-Governmental Social Programs” (executed by not-for-profit fund “Our Children” under the support from IREX/USAID – SPAN Program) the OCN members met with Oak Ridge team visited Obninsk in September. The discussion resulted in a decision to establish a Coordination center of volunteer activity in Obninsk by the end of 2000.
 

Yuri Koftan,
PI of OCN
e-mail: koftan@okclub.org

Appendix A

Program of the curriculum  "Fundamentals of Internet"
In the framework of “Obninsk Civic Network” Project

Subject
Hours
General concept on the Internet. History. Organization and structure.

Internet services. TCP/IP protocols. WWW – hypermedia system, FTP – files exchange, SMTP – e-mail, NNTP – Usenet system. Other services.

3
Navigation in Internet - Review. MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator.
5
SEARCH in Internet. Search of resources in WWW. Searching servers. Collections of Internet resources. Internet Yellow pages. Search of Usenet resources. Search of files (FTP).
5
Savings of browsers’ parameters.
Control of access to Internet knots: ping É tracert utilities.
Features of work with proxy server.
3
Opportunities for Internet connection in Obninsk and the OCN.

Types of WEB sites, recommendations on the development of Internet information resources for non-profits and municipal organizations.

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