The Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF) organized a graduation ceremony for the graduates of its Youth in Technology for Community Development project in Sana'a on March 24, 2011. Representatives from the foundation indicated that the Youth in Technology for Community Development project was one of the most important activities conducted by the organization in 2009-2010, and one that had significant contributions to both the organization and its beneficiaries.
The Youth in Technology program lasted for 18 months, and targeted 60 young ICT graduates from Yemeni universities. The project aimed to enhance the linkages between ICT market needs and university curricula, identify the factors and difficulties hindering the participation of female ICT graduates in the job market, increase the marketability of Yemeni graduates (particularly females) in ICT, and increase the adoption of ICTs by local community organizations in Yemen.
The solar power generation project for the village school at Rasm Al Sawan is currently operating. The project provides electricity to operate two PCs and one LCD screen in the school, as well as lighting for the classrooms and the teachers' room.
The project idea was conceived, developed and implemented by the beneficiaries of the "I Can, We Can" project in the city of Homs, Syria.
Participants in the "I Can, We Can" are embarking on a project to design, raise funds for, build and implement renewable energy resources for schools in deprived rural communities in Syria. The project team has successfully raised the required funds to provide solar power electricity to a school in a village of 300 residents. The school teaches 30 students, and has been operating without electricity since its establishment. Upon project completion, a computer with an LCD screen will be installed in the school.
The project team is also cooperating with several other stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of the project, including the Syrian Scientific Society, the Department of Education and the Public Company for Electricity.
The Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF) celebrated the International Youth Day 2010 by organizing an open day for its activities in Sana'a on Thursday 26th of August. During the day, which was attended by nearly 200 visitors, participants in YLDF's different activities demonstrated their innovations and initiatives, and discussed with the public the latest developments in the technology world.
This presentation highlights the research findings of the "Seeding Knowledge Based Industries in Palestine" project. It was presented by the project research team at the ICT4D Middle East Learning Workshop.
This presentation, given by the "I Can, We Can" research team at the ICT4D Middle East Learning Workshop, provides updates on the project activities and implementation.
(on behalf of Eiad El Yafi)
The participating youth in the "I Can, We Can" project have developed an online platform for volunteers in both Lattakia and Homs. The idea have come when the research team found in focus group results that there is a volunteering issue in the society, so the project participants tried to find a solution to address this issue using ICT.
Youth in Technology for Community Development organized a dissemination day in Sana'a on Wednesday 5 May 2010.
During the event, the project team presented the findings of their research, and launched their latest report: "Youth in Technology for Community Development".
Here are some photos from the event, and the press coverage:
Youth in Technology for Community Development Research Summery.
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[Youth in Technology] Presentation at the 10th International Arab Conference on Information TechnologySubmitted by anas on Tue, 12/22/2009 - 17:39
Youth in Technology for Community Development has participated in the 10th International Arab Conference on Information Technology held in Sana'a from 15-17 December 2009.
Here is the excellent presentation of the Youth in Technology project team during the conference: