Youth for Technology Foundation

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States of America

YFT is an international non-profit, civil siciety organisation founded in 2000. We establish partnerships with low-income communities in the U.S. and rural communities in developing nations i order to create rich learning environments for youth and women. The aim is to identify problems, learning about the causes, and apply appropriate technology as they solve critical problems in their home communities. The marriage of education and technology has the potential to increase efficiency, provide access to new markets or services, create new opportunities for income generation and helping low-income population to have a say. We teach our students how to become producers of solutions to their problems rather than mere consumers.

Schwab Foundation, Google, Ashoka, Intel, National Endowment for democracy, HP, Nokia, Cherie Blair Foundation

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