Our Story

Team4Tech co-founders, Julie Clugage and Lila Ibrahim, had a long, shared history of working together at Intel Corporation to advance education and economic development through technology. Early in their lives, they each witnessed the transformative power of education in expanding opportunities for underserved students – Julie through her work at a school in rural Guatemala, and Lila through her work at the orphanage in Lebanon where her father was raised. They brought together their shared passion for education to successfully launch the Intel Education Service Corps in 2009. This program sparked a movement among thousands of Intel employees from around the world who wanted to volunteer their time and expertise to improve education.

In September 2012, they had an idea … what if they could create a compelling platform to engage talented professionals from many different technology companies to advance educational opportunities for underserved students?

Team4Tech was born.

Team4Tech launched its first project in Kenya in May 2013 with five volunteers from Intel and four from VMware. The goal was to help the nonprofit organization, Orphans Overseas, implement an adaptive learning software solution to improve early literacy and numeracy for local primary school students. Within six months of project completion, participating first graders had more than doubled their literacy test scores.

Since this inaugural project, Team4Tech has continued to expand educational opportunities for thousands of underserved students by leading technology volunteers on projects around the world. Our projects are continuously evolving and improving based upon the dynamic inputs of our talented partners and volunteers.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Joyce Adolwa, Director of Education, CARE USA

Craig R. Barrett, Former CEO/Chairman of Intel Corporation

Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor and President, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

James Bernard, Global Director, Partners in Learning, Microsoft

Jennifer Graham Clary, CEO, North of Nine Communications

Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder, B Lab

Paul Kim, CTO, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Ruth Levine, Director Global Development, Hewlett Foundation


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In the News

Empowering Young Girls in Vietnamese Orphanages with Kidspire Vietnam

Project Type: Virtual or On-Site (Short-term available) When: Early 2021 In Vietnam, there are over 2 million orphans who are struggling with poverty, violence and prejudice and even sex trafficking. Many spend most of their childhood years in government facilities and drop out of school. Few of these children graduate with basic computing skills, greatly […]

Empowering Marginalized Communities of Malawi with Centre for Youth and Development

Project Type: On-site or virtual When: Dates flexible Malawi has one of the highest poverty rates in the world; about 12 million Malawians live on less than $1.25 a day. These devastating circumstances leave many with food shortages, health concerns, and minimal access to education. Out of their population of nearly 16 million, only 65.8% […]

Returning to School Amidst Covid-19

By now, most schools are reopening and students are returning to school. Team4Tech recommends following safe reopening tips as laid out by the CDC and the WHO. Tips discussed include staggering the beginning and end of the school day, bringing students to school in cohorts, strictly enforcing the proper use of cloth face coverings, canceling […]

Refining an Online Learning Portal for Teachers in Kenya with Dignitas

Project Type: Virtual or On-site When: Dates flexible Mathare Valley, like many urban informal settlements in Kenya, and one of the largest in East Africa, struggles with extreme overpopulation, disease, and violence, with hundreds of thousands of people living within a three-mile radius. Among some of the community’s most pressing concerns is their inadequate education. […]

Using Technology to Enhance Reading Services in Peru with Worldreader

Project Type: Virtual or On-site When: Any Dates Latin America suffers from significant inequality when it comes to many areas, including education. For example, one in two students in Latin America do not reach the basic reading proficiency level required in the PISA assessment, led by the OECD, which highlights the learning crisis in the […]

Curbing Poverty through Digital Literacy in Liberia with EduCare

Project Type: Virtual When: March preferred Local solutions are fundamental so solving local problems. By engaging directly at the local level, EduCare puts the power back in the hands of those working on the front lines of national development in their own local communities. EduCare uses the tools of human and economic capacity building to […]


Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

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Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award

Top 5 Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Award