Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING) is a youth led organization that implements health or youth related technology projects on the ground along with intensive high school-age and college IT mentorship programs for orphans and vulnerabe teenagers in Botswana.
PING’s Youth Leaders Mentorship Program trains young people to be the change agents of the future to help solve the challenges that their communities face, particularly HIV/AIDS. Teenagers learn computer skills, video editing, web design and software programming, as well as lessons focused on budgeting, public speaking, project and time management. The program also allows teens to get a close look at the workings of PING mobile health projects
PING’s goal is to help address health and development problems by simultaneously using technology in an innovative way and creating more problem solvers in the local population.
Champion: Carolyn Digovich - San Francisco, Bay Area (CA)