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Digital Opportunity Trust and the Mastercard Foundation expand the impact of Going Beyond project with six youth-serving organizations in Malawi and Tanzania

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and the Mastercard Foundation are proud to reveal the six new partner organizations named to the “Going Beyond – Partnering for a Youth-Led Future” project. As the first partners, Hakizetu, Her Initiative, MHub, Mzuzu eHub, Sheria Kiganjani and Songambele will expand the reach and impact of the Going Beyond project in […]

We cannot wait, we will not wait. 

OTTAWA, Canada, April 12, 2024 — When teams from Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) met with hundreds of young people in four African countries last year, again and again we heard a consistent message.  From the rural Malawian teenagers walking two hours each way to and from school, to the aspiring Zambian app developers teaching themselves […]

Impact Makers Advisory Board (IMAB): Championing Innovative Financing for Youth

On March 21st, 2024, Digital Opportunity Trust hosted a virtual session called “Impact Makers Advisory Board (IMAB): Championing Innovative Financing for Youth” during the 68th Commission on the Status of Women. The #CSW68 event marked the launch of the next iteration of the Impact Makers Advisory Board (IMAB), with over 100 global attendees gathering to […]

Amplifying Youth Voices: Unveiling the Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board

March 27, 2024 ⎯⎯⎯ At the heart of DOT lies the Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board (GYLAB), a dynamic force dedicated to co-creating innovative solutions and amplifying youth voices. GYLAB takes center stage in co-design efforts, collaborating with young individuals to enhance the relevance and impact of DOT’s programs worldwide. Serving as Strategic Advisors, GYLAB […]

Empowering Lives: DOT’s Progress in the EDISON Alliance 1 Billion Lives Challenge

As we embark on the fourth year of the EDISON Alliance, DOT is proud to report significant progress in our commitment to the 1 Billion Lives Challenge. This pledge, aimed at delivering digital literacy and 21st-century skills to marginalized communities and schools in Africa and the Middle East, has been a driving force for change. […]

Launching the Principles for Digital Inclusion in the Green Economy

OTTAWA, Canada, February 12, 2024 — Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is thrilled to unveil a significant milestone resulting from the collaborative efforts of the EDISON Alliance Sprint Group. In the span of seven months, from May to November 2023, DOT, alongside esteemed partners like NetHope, Dubai Cares, Goodwall, The Digital School, UNICEF, and other members, […]

Redefining the Future of Refugees in Ethiopia: A Journey of Empowerment Through Digital Skills

Amid the challenges faced by refugees in Ethiopia, including language barriers and limited opportunities, Samuel Negassi found himself at a pivotal moment in his pursuit of a better future. His determination to secure a brighter path forward became the driving force propelling him to answer the call and join the Digital Livelihoods Program—an initiative led […]

Inspiring Journeys from Daring to Shift Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives

  Cows weren’t part of Glory Mtei’s five-year plan.  After all, she had grown up surrounded by lanky herds of cattle in a farming community not far from Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, and she wanted a change. She moved away for college and dreamed of landing a nice 9-5 job in an office somewhere. But when […]

Daring to Shift: Youth Voices on Empowerment and Digital Leadership

  Sabine Iradukunda Uwase never planned to be a facilitator.  As a child, “I stuttered,” she says. “I avoided every situation where I had to stand in front of people and speak.” When she got to college, she studied agro-forestry and dreamed of working with farmers in her home country of Rwanda on sustainable agriculture […]

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) and the Mastercard Foundation to Support 40 Youth-Led Organizations and 300,000 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Business Owners

OTTAWA, Canada, July 12, 2023 — Digital Opportunity Trust and the Mastercard Foundation are partnering to support over 300,000 young women and men to gain relevant entrepreneurial skills and foster a network ecosystem of support for young leaders. The “Going Beyond – Partnering for a Youth-Led Future” project aims to scale DOT’s evidence-based, peer-to-peer model […]

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