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THE STORY:

For most young people in the developing world, university education and a professional job is a far-fetched dream. Digital Divide Data (DDD) creates better futures by making this a reality.  Each year DDD helps hundreds of disadvantaged youth in Asia and Africa to gain work experience, graduate from university and leave poverty for good.  

Your gift to DDD supports their scholarships.  Your contribution is matched by each student's tuition payment from their own income.  And if you give TODAY, the Skoll Foundation will also match your gift.

Satellite Internet Pros, a broadband internet service provider in the U.S., has launched an awareness campaign to bring facts about the Digital Divide to light. DDD is proud that SIP has chosen to partner with us in this campaign to engage more people in supporting our work to bridge these divides.

“Education is important for me, my family, and all people in the world. When we have knowledge and education, we can find jobs and good salaries for our family,” says Ul, a 23 year old employee of DDD Cambodia and a student at Cambodian Mekong University.

For disadvantaged youth like Ul, a college degree is the ticket to a better life. Without higher education, youth must settle for low-paying jobs in the informal economy.  For Ul, growing up in a poor family in the rural Oddar Meanchey province, the lack of opportunity was all too clear.  He finished primary school with only two students remaining in his class. "My classmates did not have money to go to school, which was also very far from their homes." But Ul was determined to find a better future. He completed secondary school and his motivation and skills secured him a job performing digital work at DDD.  With the earnings from his work, plus a partial scholarship from DDD, he is now in his third year of university, majoring in management.

Digital Divide Data is among the Top 100 NGOs in the world according to a 2013 ranking by the Global Journal, based on impact, sustainability and innovation.  DDD’s social enterprise provides education and employment for disadvantaged youth in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya using a sustainable business model called Impact Sourcing. This offers youth experience as data management operators (DMOs) in a professional business plus scholarship support for college. 

At DDD, scholarship support means more than just tuition. DDD offers career guidance and counseling to match students’ interests and passions to promising careers. We help youth decide what to study based on their aptitude and the local employment market--and we vet local universities to ensure youth enroll in high quality college programs. 

Since 2001, more than 600 youth have graduated from DDD’s program and moved on to successful careers in business, finance, governance, education--and the social sector. Today they earn an average salary that far exceeds the earnings of a typical college graduate in their country.  The first generation to go to college, they become not only breadwinners for their families, but also role models to their siblings and their community.

As for Ul, he wants “to be a manager to lead a company--and earn a good salary. I plan to build schools in rural areas in the province where English and computer will be taught to poor children,” he said.

Help us fulfill Ul’s dream and the dreams of youth in Cambodia, Laos and Kenya.

With your support DDD can help hundreds more youth graduate from university, find good jobs and leave poverty for good.  Please support DDD’s scholarship program today:

  • $25 supports the monthly cost of a scholarship
  • $150 supports an annual loan to a student
  • $300 supports a full year scholarship
  • $1200 supports a full four-year scholarship
  • $2500 supports DDD's full cost to break the cycle of poverty for a family

Larger contributions help us grow our program to reach even more youth!

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“The Confidence to Dream” is a collection of essays by youth in DDD's program in an easily downloadable ebook.  Read about their lives before and after DDD, as they share how DDD has changed their lives and those of their families.

The article, "Sourcing Change: Digital Work Building Bridges to Professional Life" in MIT's Innovations Journal shares our experience at DDD and the economic potential of Impact Sourcing as a “game-changer” for scaling skilled jobs among youth.

 

 

$91,537

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa Belzberg

    $250

  • Catherine and Arthur

    $50

  • Eric Wong

    $100

  • Dave Lehr

    $100

  • Walter Brändle

    $100

  • Roman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Jon & Maggie Potter

    $50

  • Christian Buhl

    $100

  • David and Libby Liebschutz

    $100

  • Howard Neff

    $25,000

  • Jane Liebschutz and Roger Zimmerman

    $100

  • JHaas

    $100

  • Gabriela

    $100

  • Tami Blake

    $50

  • Albrecht

    $100

  • Peter & Olivia Sandler

    $100

  • Thomas

    $100

  • Fust Walter

    $750

  • Drs Bob and Purobi

    $300

  • Pat Blute

    $100

  • Ed and Charlene Mazer

    $1,000

  • Penelope Schab

    $300

  • Dhiren and Sharmila Rawal

    $1,000

  • Arnee R. and Walter A. Winshall

     

  • Goldie Eder

    $100

  • Michael Chertok

    $100

  • The Communiversity of South Africa, Cape Town,South Africa

    $50

  • Koji Osawa

    $1,000

  • Charu Adesnik

     

  • Andy Fyne

    $25

  • Norman tepper

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marc Margolius and Ayelet Cohen

    $50

  • Ferd

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Noah Manduke

    $50

  • Esther & Michael Hockenstein

    $200

  • Alex Sagan & Julie Altman

     

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Jaymie and Michael Chernoff

    $180

  • Sarah Gribeauval + Alain Dostie

    $200

  • A. Mathew

    $50

  • Michael Aldridge

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Adithya

    $25

  • Alan Ruttenberg

    $100

  • Paul Cohen and Robert Gutterman

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David A from GSB'92

    $250

  • Marga and David

    $180

  • Sarah Transfield

    $50

  • Bobbi & Harvey Chertok

    $200

  • Optimism

    $15

  • Darren

    $100

  • Adam Freed and Michelle Gauthier

    $50

  • Helen and Sol Rauch

    $100

  • NMW & JAW

    $500

  • Chaya Zawadsky

    $100

  • Mike & Bob & Elias

    $150

  • Ami Zusman

     

  • The HAND Foundation

    $5,000

  • Allan and Marcia Chertok

    $200

  • Cecelia Tyeskey

    $50

  • Tamara Cook

    $100

  • Elisa Mandell Keller

    $35

  • Hanspeter Tinner

    $200

  • Tamara Cook

    $100

  • jamie, menlo park, ca

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kaminer Family Foundation

    $15,000

  • Renaissance Foundation

    $25,000

  • Laura Liebman

    $100

  • Carol Christen

    $45

  • Ed Gragert

    $100

  • Simeon Bols

    $100

  • Nancy Meyer

    $100

  • Dina Bitton

    $300

  • Bennett Schwartz

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Kauffman (Vancouver, BC(

    $72

  • Andreas Karelas

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dan Golberg

    $100

  • Dr. and Mrs Rosh

    $25

  • Ash Alluri

    $50

  • Mike & Bob & Elias

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jacob & Rachel Heitler

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • SB Plimpton

    $200

  • Tami Blake

    $50

  • Etienne

    $100

  • David and Judy

    $200

  • Deena and Lenny

    $100

  • michael

    $250

  • John Wong

    $200

  • Eric Larson

    $2,500

  • Simone Amber

    $300

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41% Raised of $221,750 Goal

The Team: $91,537 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Digital Divide Data

Amount Raised

$72,630

 

33% Raised of $221,750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Chertok

Amount Raised

$9,350

Fundraiser Title

Jeremy Hockenstein

Amount Raised

$3,522

Fundraiser Title

Eric Larson

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

Wolfgang Müller

Amount Raised

$1,550

Fundraiser Title

Koji Osawa

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Liebschutz

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

Amolo Ngweno

Amount Raised

$235

Donor Comments

Simone Amber

Simone Amber

DONATION: $300

4 years ago

Eric Larson

Eric Larson

DONATION: $2,500

4 years ago

John Wong

John Wong

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

michael

michael

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Deena and Lenny

Deena and Lenny

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

David and Judy

David and Judy

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Etienne

Etienne

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Tami Blake

Tami Blake

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

SB Plimpton

SB Plimpton

DONATION: $200

In tribute to Michael Chertok 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago