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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

Overview

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In the News

Scaling a Digital Literacy Program in Ghana with NetApp

82 percent of the world’s learners are not in school because of COVID-19. To address this urgent need, Worldreader accelerated the release of its new app for school-age children, BookSmart, which features more than a thousand free children’s books. In addition, it offered a new selection of ebooks to Opera Mini users, which is a […]

Expanding Coding and Developer Skills with VMware in Bulgaria

Coding is rapidly becoming the most important universal language. Across the world, students are encouraged to learn how to code from an early age and in Bulgaria, programming became an official part of the third-grade curriculum. The CoderDojo Foundation was established in 2013. CoderDojo has built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs […]

Supporting the Digital Leap with VMware in Montana, USA

Taking the digital leap is particularly challenging in rural school districts that have limited resources, limited access to broad technical expertise, and limited access to high-quality professional development. Team4Tech partnered with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) to offer professional development to teachers and support for technology leaders in rural school districts in accelerating their […]

Implementing STEM Technology with Pure Storage in Vietnam

In November 2018, Team4Tech supported Kidspire Vietnam through 10 Pure Storage employee volunteers. During the two week visit to Vietnam, the volunteers were able to implement new technology to help Kidspire teachers and teachers.

Transforming a Rural School District in Alaska with Pure Storage

A team of Pure Storage volunteers provided IT infrastructure and teacher technology support to the Yukon-Koyukuk School District in Alaska. This project was a collaboration between Team4Tech and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

Improving Handwashing & Drinking Water Stations in Schools in Ethiopia with Autodesk

Unsafe drinking water and a lack of water or soap for handwashing are responsible for 2.2 million deaths each year, 90% of whom are children. Given rapid population growth and urbanization, governments often struggle to provide equitable WASH (water, sanitation, and health) services. As a result, school WASH conditions suffer. Splash is a non-profit organization […]

Awards

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