Category: blogposts

The Team Behind YTF: One Staffer Brings Design Thinking to Kenya

The Team Behind YTF: One Staffer Brings Design Thinking to Kenya

By Mary Munyoki, Master Trainer, YTF Academy I’ve been with YTF for about two years as a Master Trainer in Kenya, mentoring girls and helping students learn basic computer programming and hardware technology. Earlier this month, I jumped at the chance to represent the Kenya YTF office at an eSkills4Girls meetup in Kigali, Rwanda, joined […]

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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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Boldly Boosting Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

When we go bold, we go big. While you saw us tweeting away on International Women’s Day, what you didn’t see was an eager group of women entrepreneurs gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, ready to learn. Our team partnered with generous employees from technology-related companies to mark International Women’s Day as a truly actionable occasion. While […]

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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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Narges at 3D Printing Academy for Girls

What I Learned about Women Empowerment from Working with YTF

Post by Narges Khoramshahi, Next Generation Leaders program Since the day I walked through the doors of YTF’s Louisville headquarters in October 2016, I’ve been floored by how YTF works. Prior to joining the team, I had no idea how far-reaching and positive the impact of one organization could be. I have the unique opportunity […]

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“SCRATCH”-ing the Code World

“SCRATCH”-ing the Code World

Brenda Wangwe-Kilonzo writes for YTF Kenya and is based in Nairobi. She wrote this based on her experience at Africa Code Week at Nairobi’s Winka Academy. The energy is infectious. I am not very sure there are many better ways of unwinding than sitting in the midst of excited 10 year olds. It’s all hands […]

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