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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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Looking Back at the Year That Was

Looking Back at the Year That Was

Dear Friend, As 2016 comes to a close, I am truly amazed and humbled by the great work we are accomplishing together. We have spent the last 15 years working to empower youth and women living in the developing world and low-income communities by providing them with the technology to achieve life-changing results in education […]

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All About Digital Education: A Technology Summit in Ghana

All About Digital Education: A Technology Summit in Ghana

For two days in September, a group of high-level individuals are gathering in Accra, Ghana, for a summit with a mission: furthering the rights and interests of African women and girls through technology policies. The Youth for Technology Foundation’s (YTF) President and CEO Njideka Harry is participating as a panelist for “Digital Education and Skills,” […]

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A Message to the YTF Community

A Message to the YTF Community

July 11, 2016 Dear Supporters: We know you are dedicated to giving children, youth and women, of all backgrounds, the skills they need to unlock their potential. In light of the events that occurred last week in the United States, we want to take a moment to reflect on the affected families and communities and […]

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GirlsRock!

GirlsRock!

  GirlsRock! is an after-school technology and health education camp for displaced girls in Soacha, Colombia. It is a program within YTF’s Soacha Digital Village. Soacha is located in the rural outskirts south of Bogota, and is home to as many as 6.8 million displaced people.The last five decades of continuous internal conflict and violence have resulted in over six million […]

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Kenya blog posts

Kenya blog posts

August 2017: The Role of Technology and Youth in Kenya’s Just-Concluded General Elections May 2017: The Team Behind YTF: One Staffer Brings Design Thinking to Kenya March 2016: Pledging for Parity for women like Bilambo and Kanini  September 2015: Creating a New Future: Innovation and Hope from President Obama  June 2014: Kibera: Youth + Technology = […]

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Uganda blog posts

Uganda blog posts

  September 2015: How Urban Farming and Digital Literacy Training Tackle Hunger July 2015: Look inside a Digital Village: Town Hall in Uganda      Please follow and like us:

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Colombia blog posts

Colombia blog posts

  October 2015: YTF Changing Lives in Colombia: Students Share Impact of GirlsRock!  September 2013: Toque de Queda, Youth in Soacha and Why It Matters  July 2013: Launching the SDV’s blog!  Please follow and like us:

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