DOT News Opportunity TrustApply Now: Ghana Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2017<div><p>Are you a young person looking to create change impactful and sustainable change in your community and want to make a difference in Ghana?</p> <p><strong>The Competition:</strong></p> <p>DOT, in partnership with<a href="" target="_blank"> GhanaThink Foundation</a>, is pleased to announce the the Ghana Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition. We are calling all youth who have big ideas that can help to…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 16 Jan 2017 21:58:12 -0500 Jordan officially launches in Amman<div><p><img class="fr-dib fr-draggable" src="" style="width: 500px;" data-ig-embed-key="dz4aPR4J7O"/></p> <p>Canadian social enterprise Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Kingdom of Jordan’s Ministry of ICT, has launched a significant youth initiative in Jordan. DOT will support young people as they create entrepreneurship, social impact and employment opportunities for themselves and other young people…</p></div>DOT NewsThu, 10 Nov 2016 18:06:32 -0500 Voices: Digital Lives and Livelihoods<div><div> <div> <p><a href="" target="_blank" class=" WikiLinkType1"><img id="612e99b2-692e-4445-a931-da9678db728d" src="" alt="Youth Voices: Digital Lives and Livelihoods" width="287" height="370" style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 10px;"/></a>DOT is pleased to release the newest report in our <a href="" class=" WikiLinkType1"><em>Youth Voices</em></a> series: "Youth Voices: Digital Lives and Livelihoods in Africa, the Middle East and Indigenous Canada."</p> <h3><a href="" target="_blank" class=" WikiLinkType1">Click to download the full report.</a></h3> <br/> <p><span>In 2015, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) engaged a group of 19 talented young people from our global network to lead a research initiative…</span></p></div></div></div>DOT NewsThu, 08 Sep 2016 09:33:22 -0400 Longmore receives Meritorious Service Decoration<div><p><img id="9533c9b2-9d4a-4774-93c4-30315a276b27" src="" alt="1 - OFFICIAL - Janet Longmore.jpg" width="263" height="263" style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 5px;"/>Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Founder, President, and CEO Janet Longmore <a href="" target="_blank">has been presented with the Meritorious Service Cross by His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada</a>.</p> <p><span>Created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, t</span>he Meritorious Service Cross recognizes remarkable contributions that are innovative, set an…</p></div>DOT NewsThu, 23 Jun 2016 10:29:35 -0400 young person with an idea can impact lives of hundreds, says DOT founder Janet Longmore<div><p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><i>This interview originally appeared</i> on <em><a href="" target="_blank">The New Times Rwanda</a> on May 20, 2016.</em></span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> You can view the original article here: <a href=""></a> </span></i></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img id="31f62bde-8c55-4380-b65a-2c3955745d88" src="" alt="14636992872016.jpg" width="352" height="440" style="border: 0px; margin: 5px auto; display: block;"/></span></i></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo: Longmore during WEF Africa summit in Kigali last week </em></p> <p><strong>Janet Longmore</strong> is <strong>the president, founder and chief executive of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT),</strong> a global…</p></div>DOT NewsTue, 24 May 2016 14:41:54 -0400 Panel Discussion: Youth-led Social Innovation for Gender Equality<div><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Virtual Panel Discussion: Youth-led Social Innovation for Gender Equality</strong><br/> <strong>March 8th, 2016</strong><br/> <strong>16h00</strong> East Africa Time (EAT) (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia)<br/> <strong>15h00</strong> Eastern European Time (EET) and Central Africa Time (CAT) (Lebanon and Rwanda)<br/> <strong>13h00</strong> Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)<br/> <strong>8h00</strong> Eastern Standard Time (EST)</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Watch the live stream: <a href="">http://dotrust.o…</a></h3></div>DOT NewsFri, 04 Mar 2016 12:13:42 -0500 Voices: A Response to The MasterCard Foundation’s Youth at Work Report<div><p><a href="" target="_self"><img id="4b880bc8-337d-4c3d-a6b7-b31d35613a14" src="" alt="Report Cover Page.png" width="576" style="border: 0px; margin: 5px auto; display: block;" height="444"/></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Click to download.</em></a></p> <p>DOT is pleased to release “<a href="">Youth Voices: A Response to The MasterCard Foundation’s Youth at Work Report</a>.”</p> <p>The MasterCard Foundation’s recent “Youth at Work: Building Economic Opportunities for Young People in Africa” report is an important contribution to the growing body of knowledge about youth economic engagement, and it…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 13 Jan 2016 07:00:53 -0500 DOT staff selected for the Young African Leaders Initiative<div><p>DOT is pleased to share that three of its staff members have been selected to participate in <a href="" target="_blank">Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)</a> programs. Lilian Kalekye, a DOT Kenya Intern Alumni, was selected for the prestigious <a href="" target="_blank">Mandela Washington Fellowship</a>. Aimee Angelique Noela Akayezu from DOT Rwanda and Alex Muwonge from DOT Uganda will participate in…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 19 Aug 2015 09:00:00 -0400 the first year successes of ReachUp! North<div><p>ReachUp! North celebrated its first year in Ottawa with a Success Gathering event earlier this summer.</p> <p>Held on June 30 at the University of Ottawa, the day-long Success Gathering drew dozens of people of all ages and backgrounds. Guests ranged from ReachUp! North participants and their families to local elders to community organizations wanting…</p></div>DOT NewsWed, 12 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0400 Lebanon celebrates its 10th anniversary<div><p><strong>BEIRUT, May 26, 2015 –</strong> Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Lebanon is marking a decade of community impact in the country.</p> <p>Over the past 10 years, <a href="" target="_blank">DOT Lebanon</a> has reached thousands of women, youth, teachers, students, and refugee communities, equipping them with the skills and confidence to become the country’s new generation of leaders.<img id="fd12fe5c-d389-41a3-a5c8-85239d52b8f2" src="" alt="10012072_832862073463424_2625306117278217229_o.png" width="350" style="border: 0px; margin: 10px; float: right;"/></p> <p>“This is an…</p></div>DOT NewsTue, 26 May 2015 07:00:00 -0400