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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

Overview

From Scavengers to Students — Prospects are brighter for Cambodian kids living at a former garbage dump

For Sokry, a Cambodian teenager living in extreme poverty, college felt unimaginable. Just getting through the day was challenging enough.  Sokry’s community outside Phnom Penh survived by scavenging at a garbage dump, collecting scraps to earn around $1 a day. The Steung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh is now closed, but its impoverished residents […]

In School and at Home — Dignitas supports Kenyan students’ education amid school closures resulting from the pandemic

Overpopulation, disease, and violence are three issues that affect the hundreds of thousands of individuals living in the Mathare Valley, Nairobi. Of these people, over 150,000 are school-aged children, including Jean, a girl with dreams to be a banker. But the area has only three overcrowded government primary schools. Empowering Teachers Through Partnering with Local […]

Improving Health and Educational Outcomes for Indian Women and Youth with CorStone

Problem Statement:  Married and pregnant before the age of 18 — it’s a reality for over half of women in impoverished Bihar, India. Early marriage sets a trajectory for women that limits prospects for life. These marginalized youth need resilience to self-advocate for their right to stay in school and delay marriage. But global development […]

Advancing Job Prospects for Kenyan Youth with NairoBits Trust

Problem Statement: Jobs in the digital age require digital skills. But in Kenya, only a small percentage of youth ages 15-24 actively use the internet (32%) and use a computer (15%). For these youth, limited access to technology means limited job prospects, and a limited chance at advancing socioeconomically.  NairoBits Solution: NairoBits is a technology […]

Online Professional Development to Increase Education Quality in India with Learning Links Foundation

Problem Statement:  Even though access to education in India has improved, quality remains a concern. According to 2015 statistics, only 16% of Grade 10 students are at grade level in math and over half read below grade level. Subpar education means limited job prospects — only 2.3% of the Indian workforce has undergone formal skill […]

Pathways out of Poverty in Kenya with Flying Kites

Problem Statement: Kenya’s recent emergence as a hub for technology innovation has earned it the nickname “Silicon Savanna.” Nairobi is buzzing with investment, incubators, computer labs, and training programs. But the road to Silicon Savanna is not yet paved for students and families in rural areas. Limited access to technology is only part of the […]

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