Apps and Girls is a Tanzanian award-winning social enterprise founded in 2013, that empowers girls and young women to create the world they want to live in using technology.
Our overarching objective is to invest in girls and young women as potential tech entrepreneurs, tech creators, tech role models, and leaders, in Tanzania and across Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to achieve this goal, we are implementing an innovative cyclical process of advanced coding training, entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and incubation. The process itself harnesses the power of digital technologies, notably through the creation of coding clubs in secondary schools, an offline and online women’s tech entrepreneurship incubator and e-mentoring to match emerging tech entrepreneurs with mentors.
We focus on girls and young women from both privileged and underprivileged backgrounds, at secondary school, university, or out-of-school, on our mission to reduce the gender gap in ICT , tech-entrepreneurship and empower more change-makers in Africa.
WHAT WE DO:
i) Quality Coding Training Program: Create coding clubs in public secondary schools where girls are taught coding weekly to get them inspired to enroll in STEM courses and be digitally literate to be able to develop their own digital projects/innovations and succeed in their careers.
ii) Events such as workshops, exhibitions, hackathons, Girls Code Camps, boot camps and the Girls Entrepreneurship Summit for girls in secondary and high school in Tanzania to connect, learn and build innovations and solutions for community problems as well as compete for prizes. - https://girlsummit.africa/
Apps and Girls have empowered over 9000 girls with ICT and coding skills in web design and development, mobile app development, robotics across our coding clubs at secondary and high schools in more than ten regions in Tanzania. The girls in our program have developed over 300 concrete tech-driven business ideas, 69 of which are being implemented. 24 of the projects have already received funding and won international and national competitions in New York, Finland, South Africa, and Tanzania. Our Protégées are now role models in the community, named fellows and GlobalTeens.
See for example http://www.hudumasmart.co.tz/ http://www.fundipopote.co.tz/, www.ourcries.org, www.mamahealth.co.tz.
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