AI for Social
Who We Are
The StepWise Foundation is advancing the use of Artificial Intelligence and digital technology as means of solving the world’s most pressing problems. At SWF we are particularly focused on enhancing economic inclusion in Africa through the creation of digital jobs for people from disadvantaged communities, predominantly women, the chronically unemployed, and persons with disabilities. We collaborate with partners around projects which harness the power of AI to find solutions to challenges in socially important areas such as healthcare, financial inclusion, education, youth employability, and assistive technologies for persons with disabilities.
The StepWise Foundation leverages the power of technology to train and upskill people from marginalized communities, especially Persons with Disabilities, to empower them to fully participate in the new digital economy. We work with partners to deliver projects to advance a more inclusive society and improve the lives of people from disadvantaged backgrounds and Persons with Disabilities.
Our work is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Promote sustained, inclusive and clean Energyfor all.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies
Response Comsumption and Production in Education
In the absence of prosperity and strong institutions, population growth contributes to conflicts related to scarce resources
Cross-sectoral partnerships that recognise the crucial links between social and environmental issues are key to a better future
Through our partnership with Zalego Academy, over 2000 young people have received training in various IT skills including Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Applied Data Science, Mobile Apps Development, Web Development, Data Annotation, among others. Our work is designed to equip youth with skills to meet current and future tech industry demand.
Trained on IT Skills
Employed Over Time
Trained on Soft Skills
We collaborate with industry and international development sector in advancing the use of AI to deliver innovative solutions
We actively collaborate with academia in research projects to gain a better understanding of issues facing under-served communities
Becky Mwaniki, a former Cure Hospital patient,began as a data entry clerk and now serves as an IT Operations Associate repairing workstations and peripherals.
IT Operational Associate
George Asimba, experienced a shift in his entire world after he was paralyzed at age of 14 In his words: I found hope at StepWise. George is now a full-time Sales Development Representative.
Sales Development Representative
Block C, Ground Floor
701 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States of America
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