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!
11/4/2016. For a limited time, WildTech - CCNV is offering free desktop computers for participants that complete its $49 three-hour training class. The class is designed for new computer users, covering computer setup, internet, email, word processing and spreadsheets. If your organization is based in Washington DC and you sign up 10 people
Sept 16, 2016. In the Summer of 2016, the WTA hosted Misana Manyama, a Presidential Fellow who is part of the President Obama's Young African Leader Initiative (YALI). Though there were 1000 Fellows in all, only a handful of sites were selected nationwide to host 100 Fellows in 6-week fellowships during the summer of 2016 --
9/22/2016. As a recognized leader in youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa, and 2016 Mandela / YALI Host Site, the US State Department selected WTA President Lou August to attend its annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Summit in Washington DC. AGOA legislation significantly enhances market access to the US for qualifying Sub-Saharan African (SSA)
7/14/2016. During the spring and summer of 2016 the WTA led an international steering committee with representatives from Cisco, Deloitte, DFID, Pearson, Technobrain and World Vision to host Tanzania's first "Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Summit" in Dar es Salaam. Its mission was to bring government, private sector and NGO leaders together to address the