Helping more young girls understand that programming can be creative and social could attract more women to a field long dominated by men. Lets explore some awesome places where young girls can learn to code in Africa.
Here is a list of excellent organizations in Africa creating successful and innovative programs that spike girl’s curiosity and encourage them to explore countless possibilities of what they can do with code.
WAAW (Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women) Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization founded in 2007. Our mission is to increase the participation of African girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related disciplines, and to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation.
STEMbees is a non-profit organisation founded by software entrepreneurs and MEST 2014 alumnae, Angela Koranteng and Linda Ansong in response to the tremendous gender gap prevalent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. STEMbees seeks to encourage and mentor more young African women to pursue their dreams and careers in STEM.
STEMAfrica was founded with the aim of making a key contribution to the alleviation of poverty in Africa through the application of Science Technology Engineering and Math. (STEM). The organisation aims to make a difference by influencing young people to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEMAfrica has a vision to make business and society leaders out of STEM professionals. STEMAfrica also runs programs specifically for girls and young women.
WITIN provides networking, entrepreneurship and professional development opportunities for women, through technology. We educate, inspire and equip young people, especially girls to pursue and retain careers in STEM, while embracing the emerging tech market as inventors and innovators. WITIN has presence in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre, W.TEC, is a Nigerian non-governmental organisation working to empower girls and women socially and economically, using information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Africa Teen Geeks is an African non-profit organisation that provides computer science training in schools and in under served communities. Computer science is NOT taught as standard in African schools. Our computer curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it’s made.
CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.
RGFN’s mission is to improve community health, promote sustainable agriculture, empowerment women through technology and promote sustainable development worldwide.
Our mission is to provide technological resources, training and technical support to less privileged schools; to empower youth to use information tecnology, and to establish Computer Technology Centers in underserved communities.
Audax Code School was created to offer an in-depth Introduction to Computer Programming in a fun and collaborative environment to primary and secondary school students and it was launched in August 2013. We received excellent feedback from parents and interest from various parties for this initiative and we won the 2014 Google Rise Award for Computer Science Education.
Our curriculum is adaptable to different ages of younger kids to students from 5 – 18 years who learn the fundamentals of web and mobile apps development.
Become a professional Software engineer ready to work on day one. Our training model provide both hardcode technical and soft skills. Large enough to statisfy any skill level, technology and demography. Our network is a dream come through for African IT professionals. We provide jobs directly through CODERS4AFRICA’s outsourcing services. And Indirectly through a Developer-As-A-Service (DaaS) serving clients across the world.
The iLab’s mission is to assist IT profeshttp://ilabliberia.orgsionals as well as organizations and institutions in their efforts to more readily share information using ICT.
Our mission is to inspire, unlock creativity, innovation and passion for science and technology for young Ghanaians, by using the motivational effects of robotics to develop science, engineering and technology skills, while building well-rounded leadership skills including self-confidence, emotional intelligence, communication, and stewardship.
Provide training, mentorship and outreach programs to increase the number of skilled women in technology and positively impact the community
We have a mission to equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for their personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” and a vision of a “society where relevant information, knowledge and skills for development are enhanced by equal access to and use of ICT
Fundi Bots focuses on the technological process of building robots as a way for young Ugandans to look at their environment from a practical, solution-oriented perspective. By guiding students through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, collaboration, construction, programming, final deployment and system feedback, we show how the problems around them can be solved through a creative and technological approach and persistent analysis.
Soronko Solutions the main organizers of the event is a software development powerhouse and a social enterprise dedicated to developing the next generation of innovators and problem solvers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for rural Ghanaian children.