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iamtheCODE Resilience Awards Night

December 18th 2020   |   From 1-2.30pm GMT

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This year has been incredibly difficult with the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak has left many of us feeling frightened, worried and overwhelmed, and our staff, our support groups, our communities and the girls of iamtheCODE are no different. Although it has been difficult, we are continuing to adapt to new ways of supporting young girls from marginalized communities and meet their emerging needs to ensure their wellbeing and education.

Thanks to the many organizations and people who support our efforts, iamtheCODE was able to make meaningful impacts in 2020.

  • Virtual STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts and Design) market place established offering over 5500 online courses in partnership with Coursera and IDEA.org
  • More than 150 global mentors matched with marginalized young girls for mentoring, wellbeing and development support.
  • Launch of podcast series to tell the stories of leaders and young girls living Kakuma Refugee Camp and other girls exposed to iamtheCODE.
  • Establishment of iamtheCODE Charity status.
  • Got supported by Microsoft and Unit4 to get Computers for our girls.
  • Established over 20 Wellbeing clubs and much more.
  • Teamed up with Salesforce and Unilever to mentor Kakuma Refugee girls in Kenya.

We are truly humbled by the support from all of our sponsors, organizations and friends. Throughout this year, they have shown such resiliency in the face of adversity and helped iamtheCode achieve critical objectives and set the foundation for next year. On December 18th, we will be hosting an event to honour and recognize our most resilient supporters.

iamtheCODE also recognizes that we are part of a broader ecosystem, and it really does “take a village” to make the meaningful change we want to see in the world. Our mission is to get 1 million women and girls coders by 2030.

Therefore, we would also like to honour others in the community who have shown resilience driving efforts to empower women and girls to improve their economic outcomes through education, mentoring, wellbeing or safety support. We are truly humbled by the support from all of our sponsors, organizations and friends.

Our Resilience Awards Nominees

Nyigok Mayen

Nyigok Mayen

Community Award

Asuna Joseph

Asuna Joseph

Community Award

Tiba Kakozi

Tiba Kakozi

Community Award

Abuol Malueth Garang

Abuol Malueth Garang

Community Award

Aisha Ahmed Mohamed

Aisha Ahmed Mohamed

Community Award

Ajoh Ayuel Arok

Ajoh Ayuel Arok

Community Award

Madeline Nandutu

Madeline Nandutu

Community Award

Ifrah Suraj

Ifrah Suraj

Community Award

Marivaldo Dos Santos

Marivaldo Dos Santos

Musician, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Co-founder of Quabales

Community Award

Dudu Fait Des Videos

Dudu Fait Des Videos

Senegalese stand-up comedian, actor, digital influencer

Community Award

Miwaza Jemimah

Miwaza Jemimah

Creative Director iamtheCODE

Community Award

Rebecca Marmot

Rebecca Marmot

Chief Sustainability Officer

Exceptional Leadership Award

Sabella Muthoni

Sabella Muthoni

Head Teacher Angelina Jolie School

Exceptional Leadership Award

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

VP, Partner Strategy & Success, EMEA & LATAM

Exceptional Leadership Award

Courtney Holm

Courtney Holm

Head of Sustainable Technology

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Kathryn Buchan

Kathryn Buchan

Senior Regional Success Architect at Salesforce & Vice President, Salesforce Women's Network UK

Engagement Award

David Everitt

David Everitt

Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Engagement Award

Dave Allen

Dave Allen

Managing Director, Fuel for Thought Consulting

Engagement Award