March 2019. Lambert TchapTchet is an IT professional from NetVision in Washington DC. He also served as the WTA's Director of Programs for the YMCA and the CCNV. He was born in Cameroon and is very familiar with the digital divide, both in Africa and the United States. In January 2019 he was elected to become the
May 2019. The WTA served as the technology advisor in the DFID-Funded Cycle of Transformation project for four years in Tanzania. That program was based on the WTA's program model. Below is one of the success stories published by the project. Cycle of Transformation: Shattering Gender Barriers in the Most Unlikely Places In
April, 2019. The WTA served as the Technical Advisor to DFID funded "Cycle of Transformation Project" in Tanzania for the last four years, which successfully concluded on March 21st, 2019. The project was designed by the WTA's Executive Director and based on the WTA's cycle of transformation model. It aimed to advance technology workforce development and entrepreneurship in Tanzanian vocational
June 18th, 2019. For 12 years the WTA's DC office has been located in the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) in Washington DC. We are very grateful for their service to the homeless. The WTA is now pleased to announce that we moved our Washington DC Office to Central Union Mission located at Mass Ave and
The WTA is hosting Cisco Academy / IT Essentials Training at Central Union Mission's Mass-Ave homeless shelter throughout 2019. All the students have been eager to learn and are very bright.
The WTA is excited about a new collaboration between the Archdiocese of Washington Schools, GSA, and the Surplus Property Division of DC Government. Through special permission, the WTA has begun picking up high quality federal surplus technology for delivery into DC Homeless Shelters and Archdiocese of Washington Schools located in the District of Columbia. Much of the
The WTA is hosting computer training classes for low income Washington DC residents served by Central Union Mission at their Bladensburg center. Below are pictures from our June 2019 graduation, where each student received a free computer. We also held a raffle at the end where Central Union Mission provided a number of printers and the WTA provide
The WTA is proud to announce our third annual Summer Computer Giveaway event for schools. Priority is given to schools in the Archdiocese of Washington and DC Public Charter schools. All of the equipment includes delivery to your school, setup if needed, and a 90-day warranty. There is absolutely no cost. The WTA has
Zawane and Lou from the WTA just attended the annual industry meeting of non-profit technology refurbishers hosted by the Association For Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (www.aftrr.org) in Pittsburgh PA on June 3rd and 4th. It’s an interesting niche with many unique challenges, worthy of a short story from the WTA’s perspective sharing its challenges…. One of the key
5/1/2018. The WTA is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Central Union Mission in Downtown Washington DC. The mission is the oldest social service organization in the District of Columbia. Among its many noble objectives are to provide shelter and training for the homeless. The WTA began offering free technology training classes at
5/15/18 The Wilderness Technology Alliance (WTA) is elated to announce our first wilderness-technology program in 15 years! As many of you know, the WTA was founded in 1995 on the belief that wilderness training programs provide indelible leadership and teamwork skills needed for project-based learning in technology. It is the character-building piece that most
4/1/2018 The WTA began a new program in February to train at-risk youth ages 17 to 21 at Our-House in Maryland (www.our-house.org). The Our House provides a huge rural living and learning campus for males. It is more than just a job skills training program, it includes development of the entire individual, providing the
The WTA is pleased to announce our new office in downtown Washington DC. The office is made possible through a partnership with VETS Group, a provider of high quality education and training that enables participants to achieve economic empowerment through education, employment and/or entrepreneurship (visit www.vetsgroup.org). The new office provides the WTA with a central
A huge THANK YOU! to all the WildTech-CCNV Volunteers who Helped to Renovate the Computer Lab and Vocational Training Room... Your work really paid off, as the computer lab has been PACKED almost every day, sometimes with people waiting in the foyer to get in. The Vocational Training Room has also been a big hit,
The WTA and the Jatukik Foundation were proud to host the Minister of Youth from the DRC and her delegation in Washington DC and Boston. After hearing about the project in neighboring Tanzania, the minister is excited to bring WildTech to the DRC. The government of the DRC has since partnered with the WTA on two USAID proposals.
The volunteers in our refurbishing program had an amazing summer and fall refurbishing computers for individuals and schools in need. This includes every Saturday, when they meet in our refurbishing center in Silver Spring at 2pm, then have a BBQ starting 5pm. The combination of doing tech work while smelling hamburgers roasting is truly euphoric! But that cannot match
The WTA is serving as the technical lead on a DFID funded project in Tanzania to improve employment and entrepreneurship through technology. Called the Cycle of Transformation, the project uses the WildTech model to train students in technology skills in the classroom, then engage them in real technology work in service to their community. During
The WTA worked closely with Saint Andrews Apostle School in Silver Spring Maryland to launch the "International Economic Partners Program." Seventh and eighth grade students learned about Kenya and the Maasai, including the amazing jewelry they make. After a number of class sessions, including direct communication to Kenya on Skype, together, they created a fair-trade joint venture selling
Due to our work helping disadvantaged populations in Washington DC, the WTA was offered a float in the annual Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr. day parade in 2017. It was a great event to celebrate legacy of Dr. King, full of laughter and joy. We also plan to be there in 2018.
After four months of renovation work, the WildTech-CCNV team re-opened the CCNV Computer lab in June of 2017. A huge THANK YOU! to all the great people who invested their time, talent and treasure!