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Open call for application for individual project in Malawi or South Africa for November 2017

Want to participate in a transformative Team4Tech immersive service learning opportunity? We have two upcoming projects in Malawi and South Africa in November 2017 for individuals to join. Apply now to help advance the quality of education for girls in Malawi or high school students in a township in South Africa. Apply before the September 15th deadline! 

By Dawn Kwan and Paul Campbell
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Learning Equality Visits KA Lite Deployments in India

For three weeks in November 2016, Aron Asor (our Software Development Lead) and I represented Learning Equality while working with two partner organizations in India. We spent the first week assisting Team4Tech and volunteers they recruited from Intel to deploy KA Lite and other Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools in an all-girls rural school in Hardoi, a small town in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Read more of Jessica's Medium blogpost about her work on the CARE India project with Intel volunteers!)

By Guest Blogger - Jessica Aceret, Foundation for Learning Equality
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Inspiring Youth in Ga-Rankuwa Township, South Africa

Learn more about how a team of individual volunteers inspired youth in Ga-Rankuwa Township in South Africa with technology from November 28 - December 7, 2016.

The team came from a wide range of background including a software engineer from Optimizely, a Peace Corps current volunteer,a  retired teacher who is 76 years old, and the world's oldest geek - IBM retired Senior IT Architect. 

The team helped install IT equipment, got the learners interested in developing basic applications, and even had the teachers improve their classroom efficiency with Microsoft and Google tools. 

By Dawn Kwan
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How Adobe Volunteers Planted the Seeds for Tech Education in Rural Cambodia

In December 2016, six employees continued our partnership with Adobe, by forming a second team to embark on a two-week service project to train teachers on how to implement technology in their classrooms.   In this group reflective post on the Adobe Spark platform, volunteers tell the story of our first project in partnership with CARE Cambodia, a branch of the global NGO that provides aid and development to Cambodia’s rural areas. 

By Guest Blogger – Lin Yang, Adobe
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Realizing My Retirement Dream

Tom Collett retired from SAP as their Global Vice President, Global Partner Operations, Industries & Programs, recently accompanied a group of volunteers to the December 2016 LEAP 6 project, and currently is helping Team4Tech out as a Fellow. Learn more about his experience of realizing his retirement dream and watch the video of the LEAP 6 project.

By Tom Collett, Team4Tech Fellow
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Just in from Rwanda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d been in Rwanda for only forty-eight hours on Team4Tech’s latest project and already I’d heard something completely unexpected. I was talking with a local man who said, “I feel my government is working for me every day. I pay taxes, but each day I know what I am getting in return.”  After my three week stay in Rwanda, I have a better understanding of what he was getting at and why others I met shared similar opinions.

By Martin Maaloumi
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Join Us - Informational Session for South Africa Ed Tech Volunteer Project

Are you interested in using your skills to advance the quality of education in underserved communities globally? We have an upcoming project in South Africa, and are recruiting volunteers now! Join us at our informational session on Tuesday, September 20 at Box's office in San Francisco!

By Dawn Kwan
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You're Invited! Team4Tech Celebration 2016

Team4Tech is grateful to mark some exciting milestones this year: 30,000 students and teachers reached, 200 volunteers, 20 projects.  On Thursday, October 6th, we're inviting partners, alumni volunteers, and supporters to celebrate our growing community of change agents and share stories of impact.  

By Julie Clugage & Lila Ibrahim
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Makupula E-Club: Students Embrace Creative Confidence

But having the technology is only half the battle. Teaching people HOW to use it, which implies that it first must be working properly, and helping them reach the point where they WANT to use it, is where the idea for the Makupula E-Club comes in.

By Guest Blogger, Sally Rowland, Fulbright Fellow, Makupula Secondary School, Kayamandi township, South Africa
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VMware Making a Difference in Costa Rica

From June – July, 2016, a team of VMware Costa Rica employees collaborated with Paniamor Foundation on a Service Learning Accelerator – a pilot program developed by the VMware Foundation in collaboration with Team4Tech.

By Dawn Kwan
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