This 40-page case study evaluates the impacts of a three-year initiative to increase sustainable broadband access and adoption in West Virginia through an initiative of Future Generations Graduate School to equip and train volunteer fire departments to establish 60 public computer centers.
From 2010-2013, Future Generations Rural America trained over 170 local computer mentors to offer broadband and computer training, as well as a range of customized and tailored classes, to the residents of 37 counties across West Virginia.
This eight-page booklet features the stories of computer mentors. These passionate voices tell true stories of how Broadband access has made a difference in the lives of the mentors that manage the centers, as well as the patrons that they help educate to use computers and high-speed Internet.
The Two Decades of Global Impact report highlights the role and achievements of Future Generations since its founding in November 1992. The report highlights key achievements in community-based learning, health, conservation, peacebuilding, and higher education for development practitioners. A summary of key achievements include: