Category: blogposts

Memories from 2017 and Looking to 2018

Here is how we rocked in 2017 as we look forward to ringing in even more impact in 2018.

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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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Africa Code Week, Bolstered by #eSkills4Girls

Africa Code Week is a perfect fit for our work to use technology to train and inspire youth. It is important to have such programs because it helps bring up developers who will be capable to solve some of the world’s problems using emerging technologies. This year, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) used Scratch to […]

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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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HackforGood 2017: Our Hackathon in Nigeria

Five teams had three days to create technology innovations to solve specific problems in their communities at our recent HackforGood hackathon in Anambra State, Nigeria. The cohort came with diverse experiences and skill sets, as captured in this summary of applicants. Dig in to the final prototype ideas below! Team Hack-botics Designed and Constructed a […]

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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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Strength, Stamina and Shoes: One Entrepreneur’s Story

Strength, Stamina and Shoes: One Entrepreneur’s Story

In a showroom at a shopping mall in Lagos, Nigeria, 24-year-old Aishat runs her shoe business, Aeesha Collections. It first opened in the mall and online at the beginning of this year, but Aishat has been building her career since 2012 when she graduated from university. This past March, Aishat joined our celebration for International […]

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