On February 28, 2005, in the village Rankovce near Kriva Palanka new digital clubhouse has been established. Digital clubhouse has been opened in the realms of the Digital Clubs Project organized and implemented by Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia and Foundation Metamorphosis. The aim of the Project is bridging the digital divide by establishing digital clubs in the areas with no internet clubs where people can get in touch with ICT.
Women organization of Rankovce applied for the Project.
The digital clubhouse is to be used by the local inhabitants of the municipality with over 4.145 inhabitants. The digital club is located right next to the municipality and school building. Children from 23 villages near Rankovce go to school in Rankovce.
Work of the clubhouse encompasses organizing computer trainings, using internet services, playing video games, printing and scanning.
Representatives of many organizations in the region, as well as representatives of Metamorphosis, NGO support center in Kratovo and local media attended the opening ceremony.
First training for using word and excel started right after the opening ceremony.