Bringing technology and internet access to ministries in West and Central Africa
Technology + Training = Potential
Cyber Matters began in 2008 as a ministry to assist Alliance national churches in Africa. It offers technical support to modernize computer equipment and train nationals in maintaining, repairing, and operating the tools that will enhance their ministry. Cyber Matter exists to bring hope through technology.
This is a humanitarian, faith venture designed to help clinics, schools, and NGO organizations—such as ecclesiastical training centers and social service organizations—already established in the country.
One of the key components of this project is to train nationals who can then maintain, operate, and troubleshoot the equipment.
Don Dirks, a “recycled” (not retired) C&MA missionary, is the visionary behind this ministry. He has served a total of 39 years, serving first in Gabon for 14 years and then in Paris for the next 25 years. Being fluent in French, he provides the training himself.
To date, three countries have benefited from this program: Burkina Faso, Guinea and now, most recently, the Democratic Republic of Congo.