As a technology company, we know how important access to technology and digital literacy skills is for young people.

To help the next generation of developers and engineers acquire the skills and understanding they need for the future’s workplace, Yoti is supporting ConnectHomeUSA, a US digital literacy initiative, with Kano Computer Kits.

 

Who are Kano?

Kano is a UK organisation on a mission to ‘give young people—and the young at heart—a simple, fun way to make and play with technology, and take control of the world around them.’

Kano has been supporting the ConnectHomeUSA initiative, which bridges the digital divide for US public housing residents, by supplying build-your-own computer devices and digital literacy training to help children develop their computing skills.

 

Funding for coding kits

Our mission at Yoti is to become the world’s trusted identity platform.

We’re battling to put an end to identity fraud and empower individuals to take back ownership of their personal data. An important part of achieving that is educating young people on the importance of their personal data and staying safe online.

Yoti is funding Kano coding kits as part of the ConnectHomeUSA programme in San Antonio. The kits help to introduce young people to technology and coding at an early age, and empower them with 21st century skills.

As well as sponsoring coding kits, we’re partnering with Kano to co-create education content and materials to offer more breadth to the current curriculum in areas of personal data ownership, data security, and online safety.

Oliver Beach, Kano’s Global Partnerships Manager, said, “We’re delighted that Yoti is supporting our efforts to develop digital literacy skills in public housing communities in the U.S. Our aim is to spark an interest in technology in low-income youth, cultivating the next generation of innovators in today’s digital economy.”