Our Programme

Our
Digital Clubs

Our SDG-themed Hackathons

Our
Pedagogy

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:

WHAT is an iamtheCODE DIGITAL CLUB?

The iamtheCODE Digital club is a physical safe space and an environment where a variety of technologies and innovations are used to enable the next generation of digital leaders (Young women and girls) to learn about STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) subjects and be prepared for 21st Century learning.

All our women and girls need and deserve 21st century learning opportunities to thrive as tomorrow’s leaders, workers, and citizens.

Empathy, kindness, celebration, trust and creativity are at the essence of our Digital Clubs. Our activities improve the digital intelligence of the most marginalised and vulnerable in society-often out of school-this includes young women and girls. With our Digital clubs: traumatised, abandoned, sexually abused, trafficked and neglected young women and girls will have the opportunity to learn different skills in a very empathic environment where they are not judged or stigmatised. Their story and unfortunate circumstances does not define them.

Our methodology is based our the four cornerstones of computational thinking:

  • Decomposition
  • Pattern recognition
  • Abstraction
  • Algorithms

iamtheCODE by the numbers

Young Girls trained and exposed to iamtheCODE.

Countries.

Volunteers and teachers.

STEAMD Global Activities.

Our SDG-themed Hackathon events

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, Regional Director West and Central Africa, UN Women

 
“My name is Adam Reid and I work at Booking.com as a Global Technology Recruiter. My job is to find the best tech talent from all over the world and bring them over to our HeadQuarters in Amsterdam to take part in the exciting work we have going on here. We aim to attract people from all over the world and to have a very diverse workforce as we believe that diversity gives us strength and we want our workforce to represent our customer base. As technology is developing in Africa we understand that there are a lot of high quality coders coming from countries throughout Africa. We feel that it is important to hire people from Africa as there is a lot of talent and our customer base is growing on the continent.

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.”

 

Our Pedagogy

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:

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

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