- 71% of the population is under 30 years old. It is estimated that, by 2050, one fifth of the children under 18 in Africa will live in Nigeria
- Unemployment in the country has escalated due to lower revenue from the oil industry and lack of economic diversity
- Over one million students graduate from universities annually and join the unemployed and underemployed—only 12.5% find gainful post-graduation employment
- Nigeria has the 10th highest number of students in the world leaving to study abroad, with STEM (57%) being a top study abroad field
YTF Programs in Nigeria:
Owerri Digital Village: Established in 2001 as our premier Community Technology and Learning Center, it offers many programs that teach basic digital literacy skills to mobile and software applications development to Human Centered Design and emerging technologies like 3D printing. YTF implements its core programs across Nigeria which include:
- 3D Africa
- Mobile Financial Services for Women
- Women Entrepreneurs and Mobile Value Added Services
YTF also implements the following auxiliary programs in Nigeria
What’s a Digital Village?
This is what we call our training centers (officially “Community Technology and Learning Centers (CTLC’s)”. They take a different form in every country, based on the grassroots organizations we partner with and what types of training programs the community needs. In each country, we have one flagship Digital Village, though YTF works more broadly across each country delivering programs in partnership with other organizations.
In most cases, it is an established location that provides hardware (like computers), employs local citizens as trainers, and hosts training programs most relevant to that community. They can be franchised to serve new communities.
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