DDD has helped thousands of talented, motivated individuals create a path to a more promising future. Here are a few of their stories.
Graduates of Work-Study program
Youth provided with long-term work experience
Program participants are women
Average estimated increase in lifetime income per graduate
Technology Knows No Boundaries
Maureen Chebet and Damaris Sirengo, Kenya
Nairobi is home to the Kibera housing project where an estimated 170,000 live in poverty. For women, life in Kibera is even harder.
“Since we started the training, I have seen myself grow tremendously. I`ve overcome the fear and perception of ‘it’s impossible, and that IT is hard only men can do it.’ Once I started doing it, I found out that I can do it better than the men.”
Disability is No Obstacle to Success
Kaolee Chongchoualee, Laos
“DDD saw my ability instead of my disability and gave me a chance to prove to myself and others that I can still work and follow my dreams,” says Kaolee Chongchoualee, DDD Laos’ first Associate who uses a wheelchair.
Working Past Disability
Bouddy Siribang, Laos
Bouddy is grateful for the learning and practical experience she has gained at DDD and is confident she can fulfill her goal of becoming an accountant.
A Journey Out of Rural Poverty
Honda Nakseangchanh, Laos
As a boy growing up in Vientiane province in Laos, Honda Nakseangchanh knew he had to find a way out of poverty.
“I Have the Ability”
Treng Kuy Chheng, Cambodia
On Treng Kuy Chheng’s first day at DDD, she wondered what those 20 people were doing with their computers. She had no experience using one before.
From School Guard to Scholar
Socheat Thin, Cambodia
Attending a private school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia was out of reach for Socheat. Then a friend told him about DDD and it changed his life.