Temerin Telecottages

This case study describes Telecottage Temerin (named after its host village). The telecottage was established to provide IT and related services to the rural poor. Such services include computer and internet access at reduced rates, computer skills training and courses on how to obtain information about jobs and micro-loans. The telecottage also offers English classes and guidance on how to cooperate with regional government agencies (the National Employment Service) and humanitarian organizations (Red Cross). The telecottage creates opportunities for farmers to access capital and improve their technology; it helps school children to research, write and print their assignments; and it provides retired persons with the opportunity to understand their rights on healthcare and pensions.

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