Reviving Ubuntu, Promoting Social Innovation
As we create a culture of active thinking and promote creativity and innovation, it is crucial to bring in the aspect of social responsibility best described as the concept of ‘Ubuntu’. This involves being innovative around ensuring meaningful youth participation in national and international processes. In YIT’s definition, reviving Ubuntu includes interrogating social norms and fighting inequality and discrimination. Hence this project loosely translated, it gathers young people to discuss and take action on issues affecting them directly including sexual reproductive rights, electoral rights, rights of minority groups, peace and justice among many others.
Major aim: Enabling improved meaningful youth participation in community development initiatives
Methods: Coffee bars, cocktail meetings and picnics, Inter-cultural dialogue, Radio Shows, Documentation, Youth Clubs, Trainings, Audio visual displays, Meaningful social media usage, Sports tournaments, International and National Public forums, and philanthropy
- Young Leaders’ Directory 2017
- ZITF ICT Display 2018
- Documentary (Harnessing African Indigenous Methods of Youth Leadership)
- Technovation Regional Competition 2018
The Geek approach To Sustainable Development
The Geek approach to sustainable Development provides a combination of technologies and skills that elevate young people to a position where they are able to dictate their ability to access information and use it to improve their socio-economic status. The project brings relevant aspects of Information Communication Technologies to specific youth groups such as young women, rural youth, young entrepreneurs and other key populations.
Main objective: To level the playing field in access and usage of ICTs for community development
Methods: Technovation Challenge, Hour of Code, Motherboard Project, Think STEAM, Innovate Africa, Robotics, Africa Code Week
Key Strategies: Mentorship, Incubation and Capacity Development