Since 2000, YTF has…
Our programs increase access to education, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and technology for girls, youth, and women. We employ an innovative use of culturally-sensitive classroom-based instruction, experiential/hands-on learning, STEM enrichment activities, and digital technologies.
Since 2000, our flagship program, YTF Academy, has graduated more than 320,000 youth, with 96% going on to higher education within two years and 55% choosing technology-related fields.
YTF Academy has a high job placement rate with students securing employment paying, on average, three times more in salaries. YTF graduates perform better than non-YTF employees; 40% are promoted within 3-6 months of graduation.
These efforts have translated to:
We are honored to be recognized by the following organizations
Clinton Global Initiative
YTF was selected as a CGI member in 2016 for our Commitment to Action with girls, education and technology.
World Economic Forum
YTF’s Njideka Harry was selected as a Schwab Foundation/WEF Social Entrepreneur in 2013 for the proven impact and scale of YTF Academy.
YTF’s Njideka Harry was selected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2012 for YTF’s groundbreaking work with Agric-P.O.W.E.R.
Publications about our work
Our work has been featured by a variety of publications
Innovations, an MIT Press Journal Publication: Pioneering the Youth and Technology Movement in Africa and Beyond
Legatum Institute: Improve the Educational System in Nigeria – The Role of Technology (pg 10) 2014 Africa Prosperity Report