Coding Leadership & Entrepreneurship School FOR AFRICAN GIRLS

WHAT WE DO

Four Big Ideas That Matter

GENIUS FEMALE TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE TALENT

We scour the continent and screen our candidates rigorously to ensure we pick the best and brightest female talent that will emerge as the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs that will solve Africa’s most pressing challenges.

WORLD CLASS EDUCATION & REAL WORLD SKILLS

We offer world-class quality instruction and real-world training including topics in web development, JavaScript, Python, Ruby-on-Rails, MEAN Stack framework (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js) and big data.

AFRICA FOCUSED LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENUERSHIP

We employ gender-relevant curriculum and locally available resources to empower our students to think about their education as a relevant way to solve problems in their communities and become change agents for Africa and the world.

INDUSTRY MENTORS & GLOBAL JOB ENGAGEMENT

We empower our girls with excellent career preparation and individualized mentoring that prepares them to immediately contribute big (10X) innovative ideas to local and global tech companies. We are bridging the global female tech talent gap!

About Us

AWELE Academy was founded in 2015 to address the compelling need to include African women in technology thought leadership.
Africa: the next big techology renaissance

AWELE Academy is a coding school & intensive bootcamp for African girls located in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded in 2015 our first cohort will commence April 2016. We offer a three-month full-time immersive software career accelerator because we believe it is time to empower young African girls with skills to join the global Tech revolution. We offer computer science fundamentals, modern web languages like JavaScript, Python, Ruby Rails, MEAN Stack framework (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js) and emerging technologies as big data analytics and data science. We seek professionals and volunteers interested in spending 2 – 3 weeks in our school in Nigeria to help facilitate software development and leadership training. We also seek mentors and organizations to offer internships to our students. We prepare our girls to join top flight engineering teams and to contribute innovative perspectives that help drive growth for local and global companies. Join us!

  • Building Technolgoy Leaders and Entreprenuers

    We are the #1 African Coding School aimed at building female African Technology leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. We are preparing girls in Africa to engage in the technology innovation and participate in tech careers!

  • GLOBAL AND LOCAL TECH JOBS FOR GIRLS

    We connect our girls to tech jobs locally and globally. 91% of our graduates get a job as a software programmer within 3 months of graduation

  • Unmatched Years of Experience in Africa

    We have over 8 years of experience training African girls in STEM

  • WORLD CLASS EDUCATION

    We offer an outstanding curriculum developed by Experts

OUR TEAM

Learn more about the amazing people who work at AWELE Institute
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Unoma Okorafor, Ph.D.

Founder CEO
Dr. Okorafor – 2013 Anita Borg Social Change Agent Award – Ph.D. from Computer Engineering Texas A M University. As an African female in technology education and entrepreneurship she is passionate about giving back and impacting African women.
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TOLU OWAJOBA

Program Director
Tolu is an amazing community organizer and has been the Africa Program Director for WAAW Foundation for three years and is passionate about engaging young African girls in the journey of their lives to discover the joys of technology innovation.
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EBELE AGU

Executive Director
Ebele is a certified K-12 Teacher, effective communicator and teacher trainer. She inspires organizational strategy, management of objectives and high quality performance standards.
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Frances Van Sloan

Operations Manager
Frances is a mechanical engineer and technology enthusiast with over 10 years experience in Business Development and Operations Management. She has been the Operations Director for WAAW Foundation since 2015.

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