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 under resourced 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 under resourced 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 under resourced 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


University Summer Internship with Gashora Girls Academy, TEC, and CYD

During the summer of 2021, Team4Tech partnered with Middlebury College, University of California at Davis, and Dartmouth College to provide a unique and impactful virtual summer internship for students interested in ed tech. The internship cohort included 15 students who worked with three of our nonprofit partners: the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology […]

Creating Employment Opportunities in Rural Communities with DigitalNEST

Problem Statement The rural, agricultural-based cities of Watsonville and Salinas were historically locked out of the economic opportunity and digital innovation brought by the tech to other California communities. The people of these cities lack adequate access to technology, which greatly impacts their opportunities, connections, and ability to prosper in the workforce. DigitalNEST Solution Digital […]


Challenge: 53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened educational inequalities worldwide. Worldreader’s Solution: Worldreader is a nonprofit organization that brings high-quality, affordable digital learning to children and youth in under-resourced communities. Using low-cost digital technology, […]

Women in Technology Uganda

Challenge: Over 60% of the population in Uganda is below the age of 30, and 74% of Ugandans between the ages of 15-25 are unemployed. The majority of them are young women who have either dropped out of school or did not acquire quality education due to poverty. Even if they are able to attend […]

The African SOUP

Challenge:  In Uganda, attendance at the primary level has grown due to a universal primary education policy but the quality of teaching and learning needs significant improvement. Many children do not complete their schooling nor have the competencies needed to do well in life.  Only 1 in 4 children who start primary school make it […]

Tanzania Education Corporation

Challenge: In Tanzania, only 30% of youth 14–17 years are enrolled in secondary education, and only 3% are enrolled for the final two years of schooling. Less than 10% of primary school children achieve foundational learning outcomes such as literacy, numeracy, and life skills needed for further education. Tanzania Education Corporation’s Solution: In partnership with […]


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