Background

About the African Girls Can Code Initiative

The African Girls Can CODE initiative uses a “spark interest” approach to attract young girls towards coding at early stages, when they are contemplating about future careers. Upon completing the program the partcicpants receive enough knowledge, skill and competences to encourage them to have a second look at ICT as a possible career option.

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Continental Camp Held
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Regional Camp Held
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National Camps Held
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Girls Trained
39
Countries reached
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Expert trainers

Camps

In line with the key objective of AGCCI of sparking interest to attract young girls towards coding at early stages, when they are contemplating about future careers, we have held Contnental, Regional and National Camps so far.

CONTINENTAL CAMP

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The first continental Camp was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia On 20th August 2018, more than 80 girls from across the continent came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for 12 days of training on coding, mentorship and life skills. The girls underwent training in gaming, animation, fashion and art, design thinking and robotics for the first week and, then choose on one specific area in which they would be assigned a project. The purpose of the initiative is to create analytical and critical skills among the girls, who would be able to solve societies problems.

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Ethiopia

REGIONAL CAMP

Pretoria, South Africa

The first regional Camp was held in Pretoria, South Africa from 14-29th April 2019, more than 46 girls from across the SADC region came together in pretoria training on coding, mentorship and life skills. The girls underwent training in gaming, animation, fashion and art, design thinking and robotics for the first week and, then choose on one specific area in which they would be assigned a project.
The girls were drawn from: South Africa, Lesotho,Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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South Africa Regional

NATIONAL CAMPS

Addis Ababa, Awassa &Adama- Ethiopia

The first national Camp was held in 3 cities in Ethiopia from 29th July to 16th August 2019, more than 450 girls from across the nation came together in the t3 cities to be trained on coding, mentorship and life skills. The girls underwent training in gaming, animation, fashion and art, design thinking and robotics for the first week and, then choose on one specific area in which they created projects.


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Ethiopia

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