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There are three ways to support YAI’s work in Africa. You can do so by making a secure tax deductible contribution, volunteering to work or teach in West Africa, or helping to raise funds to support the organizations work. Please visit the appropriate link below. If there are other ways you’d like to be involved, please do not hesitate to contact us. We respond to all emails and inquiries. 


You can support  YAI’s work  by making a donation to the organization as it prepares for this transition. Donations are tax deductible and go directly towards supporting the organization’s work.  

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Each year, volunteers from Europe and the United States join YAI’s team members in West Africa to work directly on implementing programs that make a difference. You can be a part of the next mission to West Africa. 

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Much of our growth as an organization has come about with the backing of energized supporters who are willing to host a small fundraiser within their social circles or starting a college campus chapter. 

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"Many already recognize the need for young Africans to learn computer science. However, more needs to be done to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn these concepts and to develop skills of the future."
-Brookings Institute

The world is well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and yet education systems have not kept pace. Young people are often not learning the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century and interact with their changing world, such as digital literacy, problem solving, and critical thinking. Despite widespread recognition of the importance of these skills for the future in education policies, very few education systems have adapted to this reality. On the African continent, where 60 percent of the population is under age 25, the teaching of 21st century skills will be necessary for Africa to transform itself into a continent of growth and opportunity. If young people do not learn how to use and create with technology, they are sure to fall further behind.