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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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2018 was… “extra.”

2018 was… “extra.”

Dear Friends of YTF, 2018 was a year of blessings, awesome new partners, and shared impact.  As we approach the end of 2018, we reflect on a year filled with a series of unforgettable moments.  Thank you for believing in our work this past year and in its ability to make a transformational impact in […]

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YTF’s Mary Munyoki Attends Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Technology in Ghana

YTF’s Mary Munyoki Attends Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Technology in Ghana

This year, the Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Technology was held in Accra, Ghana.  Established in 2016, the summit aims to build partnerships, inspire women to develop and own technology, and scale successful initiatives. I was privileged and proud to represent Youth for Technology Foundation at the second summit whose theme was “Unlocking […]

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Co-authoring the Future of Work — 3D Printing Course on HP Life

Co-authoring the Future of Work — 3D Printing Course on HP Life

At Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), we are dedicated to positively impacting our people, our clients, and our communities by creating “new skilling” pathways for an inclusive future of work — a future in which all workers have the motivation, means, and opportunity to thrive in the digital economy. This is why when Hewlett-Packard (HP) invited us to […]

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YTF Invests in Girls Now to Empower the Women of the Future

YTF Invests in Girls Now to Empower the Women of the Future

October 11 is set aside every year to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child.  The day centers on the need to address the challenges faced by girls and to deliberate on possible solutions to these challenges. We know that when girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.  This year, International Day of the Girl […]

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