Dear community,

The outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has caused many educational institutions to close temporarily and rely on distance learning.

At iamtheCODE, the safety of our students is paramount. As a measure of precaution, all activities have been suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay Safe!

Olivia Bruce:

What is iamtheCODE?

iamtheCODE is the first African-led global movement to mobilize governments, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, investors and civil society to advance STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Design) education. Its goal is to mobilize these groups to invest in future technologies that can drive sustainable development for women and girls in marginalized communities. We aim to enable 1 million young women and girls’ coders by 2030.

iamtheCODE Mission

Code kəʊd/: a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy.

iamtheCODE empowers even the most marginalized individuals to discover their identities––their own fingerprints––through engaging with STEM & the more expansive STEAMED subjects. Our aim is to equip people to understand and participate in the digital world by writing their own code.

Our mission is to build a generation of 1 million women and girls coders by 2030. Through technology and digital literacy training, we are tackling the current global STEAMED Skills shortage in marginalised communities.

The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

iamtheCODE and the Sustainable Development Goals

With 193 governments coming together to agree a common framework to tackle 17 major world issues by 2030, engagement from girls and women is seen as critical to help achieve the United Nations 2030 agenda. Specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been outlined around Quality Education (Goal 4) Gender Equality (Goal 5), Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8), and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (Goal 9).

As outlined in Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals, urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives.

iamtheCODE is the first organization to be recognized by the World Economic Forum, UBS, Microsoft,  The UN High Level Economic Empowerment, and UN Women for its methodology around the SDGs and STEAMED Education. We’re working with governments all over the word to ensure that  by 2030, more girls and boys have access to free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education, leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

Be part of the #iamtheCODE movement. Make an impact and contribute today!

2019 was a very busy year for iamtheCODE. We went to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, as well as Japan, Brazil, and launched our partnership with Nasdaq in New York. Plus much more. Stay tuned in to see what iamtheCODE accomplishes next year as we head into 2020.

IDEA The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

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