Overcoming barriers, transforming lives,
and building national capacity
Using communications and learning technologies, PACTEC serves humanitarian organizations and medical groups—including doctors, teachers, and translators—as well as impoverished people living in remote areas of Kazakhstan.
the world's largest landlocked nation, with a diverse, rugged terrain, low
population density and poor transportation systems, Kazakhstan has a set of
communication challenges. PACTEC communications and learning technologies
provide medical personnel and community leaders with access to training and the
means to carry out their work.
Development of Local People
PACTEC-Learning Technologies (PACTEC-LT) enables computer-based distance
education, an essential program tool in Kazakhstan. PACTEC has gathered a team
of highly capable teachers and consultants who help humanitarian organizations
develop effective distance education courses in remote areas. PACTEC also distributes
learning resources via CDs, USB sticks, and online archives.
PACTEC provides a secure email system for humanitarian workers. This network
increases their effectiveness, facilitates communication between workers in the
country, and helps break down barriers between organizations.
education maximizes opportunities for training medical personnel. Doctors and
nurses in this region do not have access to the same level of instruction
available in western countries. Most need additional training in general family
practice to be able to provide even basic medical care in remote areas of the
In partnership with three medical colleges in two
countries, PACTEC assists in the creation of medical courses for delivery via
distance education. PACTEC is currently assisting with the development of
nearly a dozen courses, and has previously delivered several course
construction training modules that enable the doctors and nurses to produce
their own courses in the future.