Ankur ICT Development Foundation (AIDF) is a non-profitable organization that envisions Bangladesh - as a country in which widespread access to high quality education, information, communication and technology lead to a more developed society. The mission of the organization is to eliminate the linguistic, economic and social barriers to the widespread use of Information & Communication Technology in Bangladesh.
Starting from October 2002 as a volunteer organization, Ankur ICT Development Foundation is working professionally on the localization (translation and adaptation) of Free and Open Source Software (such as operating system, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, e-mail client, internet browser, media player and so on) to Bangla language and culture. It ensures the existence of ICT tools in local language that can be used by the mass people, as well as develops necessary training materials and support to facilitate their usage. It also reduces the cost of ICT usage by providing affordable computer tools for which mastering English language is not a primary requirement.