Sustainable Building for Owerri Digital Village

by Youth For Technology Foundation

Summary

After 10 years of providing technology education for rural communities and training over 30,000, YTF will build a "green" learning center, a paradigm of sustainability and responsibility in the area.
$1,495
total raised
29
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

The donated building housing the Owerri Digital Village was taken over, leaving up to 50,000 community members without their local tech hub. The New Owerri Digital Village (NODV) building will address this need for a community "hub". NODV will generate its own electricity from solar power, supplementing the erratic, unreliable supply from the national grid. Beneficiaries are poor youth, the un- or under-employed and rural women often at the very bottom of the economic pyramid.

Solution

Curriculum of age-based programs, TechKids, TechTeens and TechCommunities, centered on demonstrating opportunities technology creates for communities and individuals. Interns recruited and educated on sustainability during building’s development.

Long-Term Impact

NODV will demonstrate the benefit of sustainable design on the environment and basic services to the poor, while empowering young people and their communities to use technology as a tool in education and to improve the quality of the work force.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.youthfortechnology.org
YTF- Digital Opportunities
YTF - LearNations
United Nations - OV Award

Organization Information

Youth For Technology Foundation

Location: Louisville, KY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.youthfortechnology.org
Youth For Technology Foundation
Project Leader:
Njideka u. Harry
Founder
Louisville, KY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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