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Hall man helping kids access technology
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Chris Sanders works from his home office in Oakwood. Sanders is the director of the Rural Technology Fund, a nonprofit organization that donates technology to schools.
Growing up in rural Mayfield, Kentucky — population 9,000 — Chris Sanders wasn’t awash in technology and computers as a kid. By the time he was in high school, it was practically a full-time job. “My senior year of high school I only had one class. I had an hour of class every other day, and the rest of the time I fixed computers. I hung out in the computer lab and helped build them. School was essentially work, on-the-job training for me,” said Sanders, who was hired after graduation by the school to be the network administrator.