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Youth For Technology’s 3D Africa Program Wants To Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects

TechCrunch

Non-profit Youth For Technology wants to encourage girls in Africa to get into science and engineering through 3D printing. The group is currently running a flexible funding campaign on Indiegogo and will use the money to help cover the costs of buying equipment for schools.

The program, called 3D Africa, has already received a grant from Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech), but hopes that its Indiegogo campaign will help it reach more students.

3D printing is a good way to get more students hooked on STEM subjects because they need to use science, engineering, and math skills to design and print 3D objects. Then the items they create—including phone cases, jewelry and art—serve as tangible reminders of what they can do with STEM skills.

Njideka Harry, president and CEO of Youth For Technology, tells TechCrunch the non-profit decided to focus on 3D printing because it is a technology that “potentially…

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