DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.
We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.
We believe in
the power of
We believe that communities can be shaped by empowering youth to create SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES
inspired by community needs.
We believe that social innovation is accelerated when supported by DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY.
All underserved and disadvantaged young women and men realizing their potential in an inclusive digital economy.
We mobilize and inspire all underserved and disadvantaged young people with digital literacy, 21st-century skills and the self-confidence that will enable them to thrive in an inclusive digital economy.
We work with youth, the private sector, governments, and community-based organizations towards a collaborative vision of communities around the world shaped by daring social innovators.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with locally-managed offices in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania, we work in 25 countries as development innovators and catalysts.
Our growing network of thousands of young leaders has reached over 3 million people in marginalized communities, globally.
We believe in the power and potential of young people.
We believe that locally relevant digital technology can accelerate and increase positive social impact.
We bridge gender and social barriers.
We support local social innovators, local communities, and local staff.
We are clear and transparent about our work and results.
We collaborate across sectors and geographies to achieve positive social impact.