DOT Newshttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/newsDigital Opportunity TrustOne young person with an idea can impact lives of hundreds, says DOT founder Janet Longmorehttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/one_young_person_with_an_idea_can_impact_lives_of_hundreds_says_dot_<div><p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><i>This interview originally appeared</i> on <em><a href="http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-20/200042/" 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="http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-20/200042/">http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-20/200042/</a> </span></i></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img id="31f62bde-8c55-4380-b65a-2c3955745d88" src="https://www.dotrust.org/download/blog/gallery/14636992872016jpg?attachment=0&amp%3bdata=larger" 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 18:41:54 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/one_young_person_with_an_idea_can_impact_lives_of_hundreds_says_dot_Virtual Panel Discussion: Youth-led Social Innovation for Gender Equalityhttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/virtual_panel_discussion_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.org/iwd">http://dotrust.o…</a></h3></div>DOT NewsFri, 04 Mar 2016 17:13:42 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/virtual_panel_discussion_social_innovation_for_gender_equalityYouth Voices: A Response to The MasterCard Foundation’s Youth at Work Reporthttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/youth_voices_a_response_to_the_mastercard_foundations_youth_at_work_<div><p><a href="https://www.dotrust.org/download/publications/downloads/youthvoicespdf" target="_self"><img id="4b880bc8-337d-4c3d-a6b7-b31d35613a14" src="https://www.dotrust.org/download/blog/gallery/news/reportcoverpagepng?attachment=0" 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="https://www.dotrust.org/download/publications/downloads/youthvoicespdf" target="_blank"><em>Click to download.</em></a></p> <p>DOT is pleased to release “<a href="http://dotrust.org/publications">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 12:00:53 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/youth_voices_a_response_to_the_mastercard_foundations_youth_at_work_Three DOT staff selected for the Young African Leaders Initiativehttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/three_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="https://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/" target="_blank">Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)</a> programs. Lilian Kalekye, a DOT Kenya Intern Alumni, was selected for the prestigious <a href="https://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/washington-fellowship/apply/" 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 13:00:00 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/three_dot_staff_selected_for_the_young_african_leaders_initiativeMarking the first year successes of ReachUp! Northhttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/marking_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 12:00:00 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/marking_the_first_year_successes_of_reachup_northDOT Lebanon celebrates its 10th anniversaryhttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_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="https://lebanon.dotrust.org/" 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="https://www.dotrust.org/download/blog/gallery/blog_photos/100120728328620734634242625306117278217229opng?attachment=0" 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 11:00:00 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_lebanon_celebrates_its_10th_anniversaryDOT Tanzania receives a Human Development Innovation Fund granthttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_tanzania_receives_a_human_development_innovation_fund_grant<div><p><strong>Dar es Salaam, April 2, 2015 – </strong>Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Tanzania is pleased to announce it has received a project grant from the <a href="http://www.hdif-tz.org/">Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF)</a>, a UK Government supported challenge fund for innovation.</p> <p>The grant will support the launch of a pilot project that DOT Tanzania calls “Fusion – Technology and Innovation…</p></div>DOT NewsThu, 02 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_tanzania_receives_a_human_development_innovation_fund_grantDOT releases its 2014 Annual Reporthttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_releases_its_2014_annual_report<div><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2014.dotrust.org" target="_blank"><img id="cc351032-80e0-4732-bcec-1311195bb923" src="https://www.dotrust.org/download/blog/gallery/img07981500pxtitlejpg?attachment=0&amp%3bdata=larger" alt="IMG_0798_1500px_title.jpg" width="680" height="453" style="border: 0px;"/></a></p> <p>DOT is pleased to present its <a href="https://2014.dotrust.org/" target="_blank">Annual Report for 2014</a>.</p> <p>The Annual Report highlights the community impact made by DOT youth around the world, and outlines the organization's expanding programs and partnerships. It also features more than a dozen inspiring stories of success, written by both DOT Interns and staff in East Africa, the Middle East,…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/dot_releases_its_2014_annual_reportHow can DOT #MakeItHappen for women this International Women's Day?https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/how_can_dot_makeithappen_for_women_this_international_womens_day<div><p><a href="http://www.internationalwomensday.com/" target="_blank"><img id="274f05c6-f083-408b-9fe8-f8e46d4ea13f" src="https://www.dotrust.org/download/blog/gallery/blog_photos/iwdsquaregif?attachment=0" alt="iwd_square.gif" width="200" style="float: right; border: 0px; margin: 10px;"/>International Women’s Day</a> (IWD) is happening on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Make It Happen” – a call to action that is meant to encourage effective steps for advancing and recognizing women around the world.</p> <p>To mark IWD, several DOT teams will be publishing special website and social media content in the week…</p></div>DOT NewsFri, 20 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/how_can_dot_makeithappen_for_women_this_international_womens_dayTwo DOT changemakers nominated for the Queen's Young Leaders Awardhttps://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/two_dot_changemakers_nominated_for_the_queens_young_leaders_award<div><p>Two of DOT's young leaders of change, Jackline Cherotich and Daniel Harerimana, have been honoured as runners up for the <a href="http://www.queensyoungleaders.com/#" target="_blank">Queen's Young Leaders Award</a>.</p> <p><span>The award is presented </span>to Commonwealth leaders between the ages of 18 and 29 who have made an impact in their local communities - and who have often overcome great challenges to do so. This is the…</p></div>DOT NewsMon, 19 Jan 2015 12:00:01 +0000https://www.dotrust.org/blogs/news/two_dot_changemakers_nominated_for_the_queens_young_leaders_award