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By 2030, #iamtheCODE will ensure that 1 Million girls have equal access to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.
We will enable girls to have the opportunities find jobs through STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design).
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By 2030, the #iamtheCODE movement will ensure that 1 Million girls have equal access to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university and linked to employability. We will create the next generation of women digital leaders in Africa.
What our supporters think of us
“We at Code First: Girls are so excited to be supporting the launch of the iamtheCODE movement. Our aim is to help women get into Tech and help companies to diversify their tech talent, so working with iamtheCODE is the perfect way to continue to grow this mission and help young women across Africa to empower themselves in STEAMD”
Amali de Alwis CEO of Code First: Girls
“Thrilled for the launch of the @i_amthecode movement, a great opportunity to mobilise Business to invest in young girls and women in STEM in Africa and beyond”
Jessica Long Managing Director, Accenture Strategy
“The new digital revolution will give voices to young women and girls; I am so thrilled to see the #iamtheCODE movement taking the lead in equipping our future digital media leaders”
Farai Gundan, Founder of Farai Media & Contributor, Forbes Africa
“There’s no denying the deep value that technology can bring to social change. Technology and social entrepreneurship are interlinked and I’m excited to see #iamtheCODE, an African led initiative launched to support girls and women to become better digital leaders”
Saran Kaba Jones, Founder & CEO of FACE Africa
“Africa needs to build capacity in STEAMD disciplines. The #iamtheCODE Movement is a direct response in mobilising government, business and investors to support young women and girls to become Data Scientist and Digital leaders of tomorrow.”
Cina Lawson, Minister of Digital Economy of Togo
“Thrilled to see the launch of the #iamtheCODE movement, investing in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design) could uplift many youngsters in Africa out of poverty”
Philip Green – (UK BusinessMan)
“#iamtheCODE, a much needed, timely, African-led movement bringing together governments, businesses and investors to support young women in STEM”
Rebecca Enonchong – Tech Entrepreneur, CEO of Appstech
“#iamtheCODE is unlocking the future for thousands upon thousands of girls and young women in Africa who will, in turn, open a new future for the country of Africa which will, in turn, advance social and economic prosperity for the entire world. I cannot think of anyone more enlightened and better equipped to lead this movement then Mariéme Jamme.”
Elizabeth Isele, Founder and CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship
“Young Africans, especially our women embody great potential that we must collectively enhance. #iamtheCODE promises to be an important movement that will support businesses, governments and investors in empowering girls through technology and creative learning. The Tony Elumelu Foundation is pleased that this new movement will also help boost the number of female applicants for our entrepreneurship programme (TEFEP)”
Tony O. Elumelu (Founder of Heirs Holdings & The Tony Elumelu Foundation)
“Engaging Policymakers to invest in STEAMD is essential to Africa’s Future. I am thrilled to see the launch of #iamtheCODE as we finally will have not only a more co-ordinated and result driven PPP, but with a P for People engagement for Africa’s biggest assets: our girls education. I believe in them and endorse this movement”
Angelle B. Kwemo, Founder of Believe in Africa
“#iamtheCODE will open doors for young African girls who want to learn both art and science. Interdisciplinary education is becoming ever more critical. Why cultivate only the left or right side of the brain? With today’s problems we should do both – so it is exciting to see that #iamtheCODE movement prepares these girls for the complex world of tomorrow”
Drue Kataoka, Artist, www.Drue.Net
“Empowering girls through technology and creative learning will help them break the code of success and become great leaders. Movements like #iamtheCODE provide a much needed opportunity.”
Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International
“#iamtheCODE is an important movement to provide girls in Africa with the skills and resources to radically transform their lives. I’m excited about its potential to accelerate the educational and economic empowerment of a generation of young women across Africa.”
Julie Teigland, Deputy Managing Partner, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, EY
“I am honoured to be working with Mariéme on #iamtheCODE. It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a movement that is supporting the next generation of digital leaders.”
Mark Hewson – Iconic Creative Media
“I have always been impressed by Mariéme Jamme. #iamtheCODE the movement Mariéme has launched is an amazing initiative to empower girls through technology and creative learning. Helping them master the code, will help them break the code of success and become good leaders.”
Arnaud Ventura, Founder & CEO of Microcred
“As a woman Chief Financial Officer in Turkey, I am super excited to be supporting the #iamtheCODE movement, empowering girls through technology and creative learning will help them break the code of success and become great leaders”
Burcu Geris, Vice President – CFO, TAV Airports Holding
“Thrilled to be part of the #iamtheCODE movement. I am convinced that it will open doors for us working with girls in Africa especially in Madagascar and will empower those girls with extra skills by improving their lives through STEAMD (science, tech, engineering, mathematics, art and design)”
Andriankoto Harinjaka Ratozamanana – Ambassador of Africa Code week Madagascar, Champion at CoderDojo Madagascar
“Mara Foundation is thrilled to support the launch of the #iamtheCODE movement, young adolescent girls of Africa will be empowered through coding and creative learning”
Rona Kotecha – Director and Head of Global Partnerships, Mara Foundation