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This 3D Printing Project Enables You to Invest in Girls' Education

 - Mar 30, 2015
References: indiegogo & techcrunch
This 3D printing project aims to get more girls in Africa into subjects like science, technology, engineering and math. From non-profit organization Youth For Technology, 3D Africa is a charitable endeavor and flexible funding campaign on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to buy new equipment to be placed in schools. Additionally, 3D Africa received a grant from Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech).

Launching in Nigeria first, the 3D printing program will not only empower girls and students, but "potentially could mitigate the unemployment situation in Africa by bridging the gap between education and employment" according to Youth For Technology CEO and President Njideka Harry. The program aims to invest in girls in particular and close the STEM gender skills gap.