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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Young Geeky African Girls Learn Coding

The Achievers Ghana is a unique coding class for girls in the shantytowns of Nima Ghana. Tech needs girls and young geeky African girls learning coding helps them to reach their full potential and bring change to their community. 


Tech needs girls and young geeky African girls learning coding helps them to reach their full potential and bring change to their community.
Young Geeky African Girls Learning Coding

Tech Needs Girls


Founded and run by Ghanaians, Achievers Ghana started with a smart young girl Amina, who lives in the Accra slum of Nima and, despite excelling at school, she was forced into marriage at the age of 12. In 2011, she co-founded the Achievers Ghana to help prevent similar situations.

The Achievers Ghana originally set up as reading club to help mobilize young girls and to educate them on their rights, now has activities that go well beyond just reading. 

Black Girls Code


Regina Agyare, who travels to Nima  every week to teach 
Nima’s children how to code thought the lesson was a one shot deal as part of her mentorship initiative Tech Needs Girls however, the students yearning for knowledge kept her coming back to teach week after week.


Nearly two years after her first visit, Agyare's coding class is popular with girls and boys.  She has set up a mentor scheme as part of Tech Needs Girls, recruiting and training women in colleges and universities to act as role models for her younger students in Nima.

A unique coding class for girls in the slums of Nima Ghana brings the dream of a future tech job to African girl’s one-step closer to reality.
Tech Needs Girls. Photo credit BBC. 


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