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3D Africa at NUESA National Conference

3D Africa at NUESA National Conference

Youth for Technology Foundation’s 3D Africa program hosted a hands-on exhibition of 3D printing technology during the Nigerian Universities of Engineering Students’ Association (NUESA) national conference at Nile University on September 18th, 2019. 383 engineering students were in attendance at the NUSEA Conference. Our 3D Africa mentors demonstrated Fusion 360 to the383 engineering students were […]

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Transforming Education – International Youth Day 2019

Transforming Education – International Youth Day 2019

Every August 12th, we celebrate International Youth Day to raise awareness of the potential that young people have to bring change to the world while also celebrating the enthusiasm, creativity, and energy of youth. Young people are an untapped reservoir of talent, and we at Youth for Technology Foundation believe it is essential to give […]

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Aminah On the Move

Aminah On the Move

Meet Aminah We first met Aminah Rufai during the HackForGood 2018 competition at the University of Lagos.  She is a graduate of the University of Benin with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and has also earned a master of science in biomedical engineering degree from the University of Lagos. During HackForGood 2018, Amina was […]

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HackForGood 2019

HackForGood 2019

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) is proud to announce that Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) will be the academic host for HackForGood 2019 design and prototyping challenge.  3D Africa will be bringing HackForGood to the FUTA campus in Azure from October 17th through the 19th. Since 1981, FUTA has been among Nigeria’s top-ranked universities.  In 2019, FUTA’s […]

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Unlocking Talent, Creating Opportunity

Unlocking Talent, Creating Opportunity

The potential for economic and technological growth in Africa is clear, yet many African countries still face challenges related to security, infrastructure and education, to name a few. Nevertheless, African youth continue to forge paths towards sustainability for themselves and for their families through entrepreneurship. Today, Africa represents the fastest growing region for entrepreneurship in […]

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YTF Kenya Team Participates in TechFugees Hackathon

YTF Kenya Team Participates in TechFugees Hackathon

The YTF Kenya team developed innovative solutions towards health issues at the Kakuma Refugee Camp. Last month, the YTF Kenya team was selected to participate in the first ever TechFugees Hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was organized by TechFugees, an international non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum […]

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The Time is Now for a Better Balance

The Time is Now for a Better Balance

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) teamed up with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’s Women in Information and Communication Technologies organization (JKUAT-WICT) to host an International Women’s Day event on their campus in Juja which is about 30 kilometers outside of Nairobi, Kenya.    International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the […]

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YTF Launches Girls4Tech at Kimathi Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya

YTF Launches Girls4Tech at Kimathi Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks to the generous support of our partners at Fundación Esperanza Pertusa (EPF), we were able to launch our Girls4Tech program at the Kimathi Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya.   Fundación Esperanza Pertusa is a charitable organization set up by the family-run, internationally-known footwear company Gioseppo.  Their goal is to “put themselves in the shoes […]

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Balance for Better – International Women’s Day 2019

Balance for Better – International Women’s Day 2019

At Youth for Technology Foundation, our focus is right there in our name.  Our goal is to equip young people in low-income communities and developing nations with critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity skills grounded in technology.  But that’s not all we do.  Part of our mission has always been to actively listen to the […]

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International Day for Women and Girls in Science

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science occurs every year on February 11.  It is a day set aside to remind us to work towards improving access for women to technology and science education and to create an enabling environment for female scientists and technologists. This day draws attention to the work we still […]

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