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Girls and Geeks Take a Two-Day STEM Journey

An enthusiastic group of middle school girls gathered near our headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky last week for a two-day STEM summer camp, hosted in partnership with Best Buy’s Geek Squad at the Louisville Central Community Center. Each day was jam-packed with different classes, giving the participants a variety of experiences with new STEM-related concepts and […]

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From Struggling Entrepreneur to Mentor: Charity’s Story

From Struggling Entrepreneur to Mentor: Charity’s Story

Meet Mrs. Charity Esezobor. She is a female entrepreneur, a mother of four, and a mentor to young girls in her community in Nigeria. Charity started her custom-garment business Fanchi Global Resources in 2016. She had previously worked in an insurance company and later in a micro-finance bank. Then one day, Charity came across a […]

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Launching a Life Vision With Family Support and Tech Training

A supportive family often provides love and encouragement to help youth reach their dreams, but at some point a child must stand on their own. Many of our students at YTF are at this crossroads, wanting to step out and learn skills to help build their life. Emmanuel (22) from Imo State, Nigeria, is one of […]

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Stepping it Up in STEM Education: Q&A with Peace   

Stepping it Up in STEM Education: Q&A with Peace  

In a brightly-lit room, a group of students engage in an interactive education with the computers provided by YTF in Owerri, Nigeria. For nine years and counting, current teacher Peace continues her story with our organization from student and participant in her first three years to an employee inside many other rooms in the last […]

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Sparking a STEM Career During Spring Break: YTF’s 3D Printing Academy for Girls

Sparking a STEM Career During Spring Break: YTF’s 3D Printing Academy for Girls

Most girls in the U.S. report an interest in STEM fields, but only 24 percent of women currently in the workforce have a STEM job. Women are even less represented in engineering– only 15 percent of that field is female. To help close that gap, we commit to empowering girls from an early age to […]

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The Skills Gap Up Close and Personal: Chiamaka’s Story

The Skills Gap Up Close and Personal: Chiamaka’s Story

Secondary school graduate Chiamaka worked happily in sales at a supermarket in Owerri, Nigeria until they adopted a cashless policy and she was forced to quit due to her lack of experience with electronics. Fast forward six months, and Chiamaka has now acquired all the skills necessary to tackle any technological endeavor. The tables have […]

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A Supportive Community Equals a Thriving Business

A Supportive Community Equals a Thriving Business

What comes around goes around and a network of entrepreneurs keep the circle of support in the communities of Umudiator Village in Imo State. Mother and wife Mrs. Oluchi has the passion and creativity innate to support her trade. Since training with us, Mrs. Oluchi has also had a reliable network and the technological wisdom […]

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World Economic Forum 2017 Live

World Economic Forum 2017 Live

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Problem-Solving into the Future: The Story of Priscilla

Problem-Solving into the Future: The Story of Priscilla

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the world’s next state-of-the-art inventor. Her name is Priscilla. She enrolled in YTF through her school in Nairobi last year and was further encouraged to pursue a computer science degree after high school graduation. Her career choice would be dedicated to inventing “tools that will continue […]

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Working for Herself, Reaching the World: Maureen’s Story

Maureen owns Afrocentric Afrique, a boutique established eight years ago in Nigeria. She first participated in YTF’s Women Entrepreneurs and Mobile Value Added Services program, which is designed to provide women entrepreneurs with the tools to sustain and expand their businesses. YTF trains women entrepreneurs, like Maureen, in financial skills, business capabilities and business strategies, […]

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