Author: YTF Staff

What We’ve Learned: 10 Lessons on Empowering People

From earning buy-in to valuing volunteers, here’s what we’ve learned in our work using technology as inspiration for youth and women.

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Youth for Technology Foundation and Theirworld Announce Partnership at WEF to Establish New Code Clubs for Kenyan Girls

Collaboration expands opportunities for girls in Nairobi to develop coding skills Girls in Kenya will have another opportunity to learn coding thanks to a new partnership between Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) and Theirworld, announced on the sidelines of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week. The partnership will establish […]

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girls learning 3d printing

Youth for Technology Foundation and HP Foundation Announce New Partnership to Boost 3D Printing Education

Individuals can learn how to use 3D printing and create entrepreneurial opportunities.

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What YTF Students Have in Common, and How We Help Them Achieve Greatness

A consistent and powerful aspiration – they all want to change the world for the better.

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(PUNCH) Ezekwesili hails MasterCard’s Girls4Tech initiative

 “A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has commended MasterCard and Youth for Technology Foundation, an international non-for-profit organisation, on the Nigeria launch of the Girls4Tech initiative. The Girls4Tech initiative is MasterCard’s signature education programme designed for young girls with the goal of inspiring them to build skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” […]

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Why We’re Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child

Why We’re Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child

From the United Nation’s website: Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. International Day of the Girl is a time to stop and recognize […]

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Cracking the Code: Helping Youth in Africa Compete in the 21st Century

Nnamdi shares a high five with students at a YTF partner school in Lagos, Nigeria.   Post by Nnamdi Iheme, YTF Master Trainer in Nigeria Youth for Technology (YTF) is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Africa Code Week, an initiative spearheaded by SAP as part of its social investment in Africa. We […]

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YTF Team’s Invention Takes Top Prize at Open Mic Africa

In late July, we sent teams of innovators – fresh out of HackforGood 2017 – to Open Mic Africa. Hosted by MIT’s Legatum Center, Open Mic Africa is a “Pan-African tour organized by the Legatum Center at MIT to discover and support local entrepreneurs who are bringing their knowledge to bear on their continent’s greatest […]

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The Role of Technology and Youth in Kenya’s Just-Concluded General Elections

The Role of Technology and Youth in Kenya’s Just-Concluded General Elections

“A great democratic turnaround” Kenya has been going through a transition of power through a general election – a cycle that typically runs every five years – and in reflecting following the election, it’s clear the time has come for a new chapter for Kenya’s youth. Throughout Kenya’s history, and even more so in recent […]

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