Digital Literacy in Kenya, with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy


About the project

The challenge

By 2030, more than half of all young people will not have the basic skills necessary for the workforce of the future. Girls and young women will be particularly left behind. Today, women represent only 3 per cent of technology graduates globally.

Our approach

The Skills for Their Future programme aims to empower and unlock opportunity for marginalised girls and young women, providing them with next-generation digital, coding and entrepreneurship skills.

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1,200 girls & young women

had been trained in a wide range of digital skills

Theirworld is to expand its education support on the Greek Aegean Islands to include hundreds more vulnerable refugee children living in terrible conditions.


Shaping education for future generations

Technology plays a crucial role in shaping education and jobs for future generations. Theirworld has been delivering the Skills for Their Future programme focused on ICT and play-based approach coding lessons for young women and girls aged 6-25 in Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Nigeria and targeted more than 1300 students.

To do so, Theirworld has worked in partnership with Tech Hubs, International Non-Governmental Organisations and Private Companies. Some of our partners so far include Bringing Resources Across Communities (BRAC), Women in Technology Uganda (WITU), the Muzinda Hub (Econet Wireless’ impact investment initiative) the Youth For Technology Foundation and the Oando Foundation.

In this programme all the girls learn different skills, from how to build a computer, make games and artworks, to express themselves with code. The older girls also learn how to build their own websites using HTML, CSS and Java as well as gaining skills for future employment, entrepreneurship, and business.

Theirworld’s Skills for the Future programme for girls is kindly supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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It has been estimated that returns on investing just $1 in early childhood education can be as high as $17 for disadvantaged children.

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Learning to build their future.

500 girls and young women have learned digital skills to carry them forward in life.

Now, together with Women in Technology Uganda, we’re aiming to help 1,200 more girls.

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