Commitment to Action

3D Printing: Freedom from Human Trafficking for Girls

Commitment by

Youth for Technology Foundation

In 2016, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) committed to train 6,000 out-of-school girls in five Nigerian states who are at risk for, or have survived, human trafficking. The girls will be educated in leading-edge technology skills, such as creating 3D printing templates, and will be connected with mentorship, internships, and job opportunities, as well as training in personal agency and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Participating girls will be able to access higher education, gain advanced employment skills, build new career paths, and enhance their entrepreneurial business skills, which will permit them to escape the growing threat of human trafficking that exists in the country. As the 3D printing industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of the tech sector, training girls and creating jobs in this sector will be an excellent opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and abuse faced by many young Nigerian girls.

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Commitment

3D Printing: Freedom from Human Trafficking for Girls

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,065,000

Region

Africa

Countries

NIGERIA

Commitment by

Youth for Technology Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Autodesk, Inc., Anglican Diocese, WAKE: Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange, United Nations Women, International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Society, Women in 3d Printing