Since 2000, through the Presidency of the Dominican Republic, the LINCOS-RD project was initiated to incorporate information technology into Dominican social programs.
The supreme objective of the Dominican project was to incorporate the Sustainable Human Development of remote communities not privileged with access to communication and information technologies. It was achieved through innovative pedagogical strategies that guaranteed meaningful learning in business, health, environment, community issues.
At the time, the installation of the LINCOS Project was carried out in containers, equipped with the highest technology, in addition to a canopy, training packages, personal and community development workshops. There were also radio stations, videoconferencing services, telemedicine, water, and soil analysis. In some cases, they collaborated with telephony to provide communication through the project.
Since its launch until today, LINCOS in the Dominican Republic has evolved, through powerful empowerment processes. To date, more than 25 centers have been installed throughout the Dominican territory, especially in the border area with Haiti.
Located in permanent cement infrastructures, building type, the Dominican projects were provided with computer networks with Internet access, learning rooms, radio stations, room for technical-pedagogical children's games, library and various services to meet community needs (printing, photocopying , etc.).
For some years, the name "Community Technology Centers" was adopted, and the program (CTC) worked hand in hand with the Office of the First Lady of the Republic, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández.
The Community Technology Centers followed the initial philosophy of LINCOS, the search for local development, based on innovative strategies in education, offering opportunities to communities through training, workshops, and technology transfer activities, which is lasting and meaningful. All through the methodology by projects that gave successful results in the communities and served to dignify and enhance the quality of life for people where the CTCs were installed.