Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis Find out how companies are changing their business models and organizational structures in The Digital Transformation of Industriesa live Davos debate taking place at From intelligent robots and self-driving cars to gene editing and 3D printing, dramatic technological change is happening at lightning speed all around us. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being driven by a staggering range of new technologies that are blurring the boundaries between people, the internet and the physical world.
We are a training organization. We provide technology training at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship. We teach young people how to learn. These lifelong learning skills allow YTF program participants to become economically and environmentally adaptable and resilient.
They graduate as flexible, confident individuals ready to take on the future. What it looks like in practice Our work addresses gaps in existing silos in the community and educational systems. We run programs that address skills gaps in established education systems, encouraging young people to see entrepreneurship as a viable career.
Our training emphasizes STEM subjects to help build the foundation for sustainable career choices. We also provide financial inclusion and business training to empower women with the skills to manage their own lives, households and businesses.
Our flagship program is YTF Academya technology training course divided into four age-appropriate curricula. As opportunities arise, we introduce and maintain a variety of other programming.
We pursue anything that empowers youth and women through technology, from long-term efforts like training women entrepreneursto yearly, week-long events like 3D Printing Academy for Girls. A note from our founder A note from Njideka It was 17 years ago, from a cubicle at Microsoft that a few friends and I decided we wanted to do something.
Knowing how access to technology transformed my life, I became obsessed with an urgent need to bridge the digital divide between disadvantaged youth and women living in both developing countries and in the developed world.
Why girls and women? Everyone is on board with using tech to empower youth, girls and women. When YTF was founded our mission was simple, yet powerful; to create enriched learning communities where the appropriate use of technology affords opportunities for youth and women.
This mission continues, as we facilitate education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for youth and women in the digital economy. The global skill gap: Futureproofing our youth In many developing countries, schools are not just broken, they are obsolete.
Education and training systems lack quality and labor market relevance, leaving young people ill-prepared for employment. For example, the World Bank predicts that climate change and clean technology sectors will represent a 6. The majority of the new roles that will be created between now and will have a technological component.
This is the global skills gap — the difference between the skills that employers around the world want in the workforce and the actual skills that the workforce has. We also see the on-demand gig economy altering the way we work. We are bound to end up with a future in which a portion of the workforce will do a portfolio of things to generate income.
The imperative of now: Taking action for women and girls WEF predicts that it will take years to close the global gender gap as it currently stands.Our hope is for this film to inspire girls everywhere to pursue a career in programming, empowering them with the knowledge that girls just like them from all over the globe are learning to code and developing applications that improve the world in which they live.
One of my nephews, Ethan, used to talk to trees. In his tiny 3-year-old voice, he’d say “hello” when he walked by the weeping willows, and even stopped to pet their branches. I traveled to Delhi and Mumbai this January with World Vision to meet girls and women directly impacted by the stigmatization of menstrual health and to learn how it hinders girls’ education.
Girls' and Women's Education Women and girls in the developing world are often denied opportunities for education. Lack of education limits prospects, decreases family income, reduces health, puts women and girls at risk of trafficking and exploitation, and limits the economic advancement of entire countries.
Empowering Girl Scouts through travel. Browse Tours.
Z. develop leadership skills, and return home with the confidence to change the world. How it works. travel made easy. You'll find unconditional support every step of the way - before, during and after your tour.
View Women's roles in Malawi are apparent as you drive along the highway between Biantyre and Chitera, Malawi. pictures and other Malawi works to strengthen . up to us — to change our behaviors, strategies and subjects and real-world jobs, girls can learn more than the material — they can embrace the process of learning itself. • Empower girls to ask questions about the material and its relevance to their lives. This International Day of the Girl Child comes at turbulent times, with the world facing the rising challenges of forced displacement, climate change and violent extremism. Whether caused by armed conflict or natural disaster, humanitarian crises always.
our tours let girls connect with the world. view tours. Empowering Girls Will Change Our World. The world depends on answers. People have a never-ending supply of questions that cannot always be explained because of lack of knowledge.