The Innovative Ajira Digital Initiative: Creating Opportunities for Kenyan Youth

  Enhanced Internet Access in Kenya Kenya recently announced an ambitious program to use digital resources to generate income opportunities for thousands of young people. The Ajira Digital Initiative plans to introduce teens to useful internet training platforms and job portals. Kenya hopes to train up to a million young people to freelance online in…

Against All Odds, Cameroonian Teenager Wins Google Coding Challenge

  Nji Collins Gbah, a 17-year-old student from Cameroon, is the latest winner of the Google Code-In Challenge, an annual contest that encourages young students around the world to show off their programming skills. Nji has certainly made his nation proud by becoming the first African to earn this prestigious award; moreover, he did so…

Tiera Guinn: A “Hidden Figure” of the 21st Century

  The 2016 biographical film Hidden Figures celebrated the important contribution made by a group of young African-American women whose mathematical prowess supported the United States Apollo Space Program. The film has been a box office hit and has received critical acclaim. Thanks to Hidden Figures, the American public is paying closer attention to the…