About Digital Opportunity Trust

DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.

We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.


We mobilize and inspire all underserved and disadvantaged young people with digital literacy, 21st-century skills and the self-confidence that will enable them to thrive in an inclusive digital economy.

We work with youth, the private sector, governments, and community-based organizations towards a collaborative vision of communities around the world shaped by daring social innovators.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with locally-managed offices in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, the United Kingdom, and Tanzania, we work in 25 countries as development innovators and catalysts.

Our growing network of thousands of young leaders has reached over 3 million people in marginalized communities, globally.

We Are


We believe in the power and potential of young people.


We believe that locally relevant digital technology can accelerate and increase positive social impact.


We bridge gender and social barriers.


We support local social innovators, local communities, and local staff.


We are clear and transparent about our work and results.


We collaborate across sectors and geographies to achieve positive social impact.

DOT is a registered non-profit corporation in Canada, with charitable status under the Canadian Revenue Agency and a Certified Public Charity via NGO Source.

Meet Our Team