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Teaching Secondary School Girls To Code - My Experience

kolokodess profile image Ada Nduka Oyom ・2 min read

At the start of the year 2017, i made a year long Goal in which one of them was to be able to give back to the Tech community by laying impact on the lives of young girls around me.

Being an advocate for Girl Tech-education and Women-in-Tech,together with my love for writing code, my participation in Women-In-Tech focused events (both as a participant and organizer) and running my Organisation “She Code Africa”. I choose to start up on one of the goals(stated above) by teaching and mentoring young girls to code (for free) starting out from those in secondary school.

I specifically choose the secondary school category as i felt they made up a larger part of the group classified as the “Grass root”, Giving them an opportunity to learn to code at a young age gave greater and higher chances at them selecting a STEM related course in college/University, and in future have them take up more roles in STEM fields and finally bridging the gender gap in Technology. I had decided to name my Project “SUMMER PROJECT since it was going to run all through the summer holiday.

Without much talk, i will share some of the pictures from the training:

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To read more about how the event went, my experience, lessons and overall impact on the ladies, click here

I hope to turn this into a quarterly event with more sponsors and a bigger team, expand into more centers across Nigeria and Africa,I'm always open to sponsorship talks, if you need more information about the next event or how you can help please leave a comment below and I'll be more than glad to reach out.

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Chioke Gerald Ikenna

Well done Ada. You're doing great!

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Lorenzo Pasqualis

Wonderful! I am a very active advocate for women in tech, and also a huge fan of finding ways to teach young people to code. This post is inspiring! Thank you.

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Ada Nduka Oyom Author

I'm glad you're inspired

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Awesome stuff!

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Ben Halpern

This is great 😊

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Ruanna

Love this so much – keep up the great work!