IMPACT OF CLIMBING THE RIGHT TREE
Since 2016 Climbing the Right Tree and its African partners have equipped more than 80 schools with computer labs, thus reaching more than 30,000 students from less fortunate backgrounds. We have taught them not only an IT curriculum, but also 21st century (soft) skills to prepare them for the labour market and offer them perspectives. As a result, most of the young IT trainees we have trained have since found employment in IT or started their own business.
This is how far we’ve come:
Through our activities, we contribute to three of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that improve the world (https://sdgs.un.org/goals):
4. Quality education.
8. Decent work and economic growth.
12. Responsible consumption and production.
At the end of 2019, Climbing the Right Tree’s Ghanaian partner organisation Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions won the FIRE Africa award. The FIRE Africa awards are presented to innovative initiatives in Africa that have made a concrete contribution to the use of information and communication technologies and have had a strong impact on the social and economic development of the region. (https://www.fireafrica.org/)
We have great ambitions. In order to reach as many young people as possible in Africa, we have translated our open source training material for schools from English into French. As a result, our programs can be used in all 16 ECOWAS countries, with a potential to reach around 200 million young people. In addition, we have the ambition to establish partner organizations in more African countries.
Climbing The Right Tree, Grebbeweg 19B
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