$29 Laptops for DC-Area Youth

Publish Date: 11/4/2016.   School work is increasingly performed on computers yet many youth do not have a computer at home and cannot afford to buy a new one.   For a limited time, the WTA is offering laptop computers for $29 to students from qualified low-resource families in the Washington DC metro area.  Parents: It must be primarily used for school work, Read More …

COMING IN 2017: WTA to Host Virginia Students in Tanzania

Published 11/1/2016.  The WTA is now collaborating with educators from the State of Virginia to host a group of high school students near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania during the Summer of 2017.  This character education and work-based learning  program will engage high school youth from Virginia and Tanzania in refurbishing surplus technology and placing it into need Read More …

WTA Hosts Mandela / YALI Fellow

Sept 16, 2016.  In the Summer of 2016, the WTA hosted Misana Manyama, a Presidential Fellow who is part of the President Obama’s Young African Leader Initiative (YALI).  Though there were 1000 Fellows in all, only a handful of sites were selected nationwide to host 100 Fellows in 6-week fellowships during the summer of 2016 — and the Read More …

WTA Attends AGOA Summit in DC

9/22/2016.  As a recognized leader in youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa, and 2016 Mandela / YALI Host Site, the US State Department selected WTA President Lou August to attend its annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Summit in Washington DC.  AGOA legislation significantly enhances market access to the US for qualifying Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Read More …

WTA Co-Hosts Tanzania Youth Employment Summit

7/14/2016. During the spring and summer of 2016 the WTA led an international steering committee with representatives from Cisco, Deloitte, DFID, Pearson, Technobrain and World Vision to host Tanzania’s first “Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Summit” in Dar es Salaam.   Its mission was to bring government, private sector and NGO leaders together to address the most difficult Read More …