Putting computers into schools is one thing, but making sure they're in working order is another can of worms. Basic technical maintenance is a problem for many schools, especially in the developing world. How do we deal with this problem? Hire more IT staff for schools? Give schools more money for new computers? Or how about having students take care of the computers?
An innovative program introduced in Macedonia, by USAID, did just that. This program which creates SSTCs, School Support Technician Clubs, have found that the program provides new ways for kids to learn about technology and for schools to be more engaged with their surrounding communities.
To read more about this innovative program head over to EduTech.