Connecting schools to the Internet and equipping them with ICTs ensures that youth and their communities participate in the digital revolution. ICTs can be used by youth and children to enhance their education and learn the digital skills required for employment and entrepreneurship.
Connected schools can also be leveraged as community ICT centres for people with specific needs such as women and girls, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and youth and children.
The Connect a School, Connect a Community toolkit
identifies policies and strategies to promote school connectivity, the use of low cost computing devices and mobile phones in schools, and guidelines on developing community ICT centres for Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and women. The toolkit is structured in five modules available in all 6 UN languages with a separate section of related training materials.