How We Work
By 2030, the iamtheCODE movement will ensure that 1 Million women and girls have equal access to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university. We are creating a generation of female digital leaders, in Africa especially. Here’s how:
Our Digital Clubs
THE iamtheCODE Digital club is an environment, a safe space where a variety of technologies, solutions and innovations are used to enable the next generation of digital leaders to become digitally intelligent. This magnet of technologies and innovations is often located in a space where creativity is at the essence. The technology solutions we use in our digital clubs are truly focused on STEM disciplines.
We are proudly introducing our digital code club to women and girls living in the most marginalised communities. It can be run in collaboration with a technology hub, a school, a library, a community centre, a rehabilitation centre, or in a company.
Our successful 12-weeks Digital code club in over 13 libraries in Africa, Asia and UK including Guildford Library in Surrey saw 100% completion and is growing – driving innovation, and revolutionising libraries.
What you will need to run an iamtheCODE Digital Club
- Our Digital Wheel Curriculum
- Safe space for girls and women
- A group of girls and boys
- A cool facilitator willing to think creatively and help solve the challenges
- Refreshments and name tags for student’s name.
- Internet is only required for certain activities
- Commitment to making an impact and volunteering for at least one school term (12 weeks)
Our SDG Hackathons
The UN 2030 Agenda plan’s of action for people, planet and prosperity is important to us as It seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. IamtheCODE works in countries and with all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, to make people aware of the Sustainable Development Goals and help them implement and advance this plan. We also seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
SDGs Hackathons are a code-a-thon where developers, designers, hackers, students, entrepreneurs and educators gather to collaborate on projects including applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions. Find out more
“A movement has been launched, as we get girls interested in new technologies. The pilot that we organised in partnership iamtheCODE meet our desire and our commitment to helping women and girls, and especially it will allow us to achieve the Sustainable development Goals with inclusivity” Oulimata Sarr, UN Women
To make the Sustainable goals accessible to women and girls, iamtheCODE have designed, implemented, and evaluated a proven methodology for teachers and students in today’s world. We blend an instructor-led approach with student-driven learning and have developed lesson plans and projects with our partners. We can provide our lesson plans for anyone looking to start an iamtheCODE Digital Club, or we can work with you to create custom content to meet your needs.
We are guided by methodologies such as:
- methodology demonstrated in self-organized learning environments such as Sugata Mitra’s Hole-in-the-Wall Experiments
- P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning for the acquisition of digital literacy
Our hardware and software is focused on weaving creativity, technology, and coding across subject areas, to promote deeper learning in an engaging and hands-on way. The coding challenges designed in Kano’s apps for example build confidence with gamification built in, and the content teaches coding concepts through simple steps and guided play.
Our Mentorship Programs
The iamtheCODE Mentorship program is designed to fully support women and girls and their networks. While mentoring the girls, we focus on retention, education, measurement and encouragement. Our large, diverse network of mentors and business leaders includes a range of women and men, from the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum to industry Experts in Technology, providing personal advice for mentees and tremendous experience to share.
“I greatly benefitted from the iamtheCODE mentorship. On top of getting the drive and resources to learn how to code, I got a mentor who has held my hand through good times, tough times and periods of uncertainty. When you have some one that has walked your path before by your side, its almost like walking on a paved way. Tough things always get easier and entrepreneurship ceases to be a blind journey”
Brenda Katwesigye – CEO Wazi Vision
iamtheCODE by the numbers
people have benefited
from the iamtheCODE methodology, code clubs, curriculum, training and workshops globally
women and girls
age 11 to 40+ have chosen our methodology to improve their digital literacy
The iamtheCODE methodology and mentoring programs have been used In South Asia, Latin America and In Africa, in over 400 creative spaces, in 45 countries in 94 cities
iamtheCODE organised the first women and girls Hackathon on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, attended by 100 girls who built tech solutions