Our SDG-themed Hackathons
Our Mentorship Programs
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 SDG-themed Hackathon events
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, Regional Director West and Central Africa, UN Women
Having visiting Uganda myself recently with iamtheCODE, I was astounded by the passion and enthusiasm of the people that we met. Never before have a met a group of people so motivated to learn and to build things to help themselves and their communities. We even hired one of the developers from the Hackathon we organised with the support of iamtheCODE and received a lot more interest from people who may join us the in the future. It was a great experience and made us realize that the developers of Uganda at the Hive Colab really want to grow themselves.
We will be continuing to hire people from African countries as we see the passion and drive can bring to the company. It helps us to grow and certainly gives us strength.”
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
“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
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