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Who Are We? 

The Working to advance STEM Education for African women (WAAW) foundation’s She Hacks Africa Coding boot camp is a three-to-four month intensive in-person training workshop, where African youths learn software programming and then practice what they have learned in project-based exercises that aim to simulate the every-day work environment and build their self-confidence as community change makers and technology innovators and entrepreneurs.


 

Our Mission 

Our mission is to empower African youths in technology and software programming through affordable education, quality instruction, and individualized mentorship.


 

Our Vision 

Our vision is to empower African youths as community change makers and technology innovators while giving them relevant skills to build technology enterprises.


 

Objectives & Strategies

Offer world-class cutting-edge curriculum developed by experts

Bring unmatched years of experience working with youths in 17 African countries

Connect global and local tech jobs to top African talent

Build technology leaders, entrepreneurs, and Innovators

Our overall goal is to tackle the apparent gaps in formal education systems by providing an accelerated path for motivated African youths to develop the coding skills that are in high demand today.

Our target audience includes African youths (women & men); aged 18-30 years; with little or no experience in coding; in-school/undergraduate, graduates, out-of-school and ICT professionals.

Through a continuous and intensive training focused on simulated, real-world application, our students are able to quickly integrate into existing technology company teams and initiate their technology start-ups. Our participants have the opportunity to meet and network with mentors and role models who will inspire and motivate them to stay in the profession and be shaped to become future leaders.

Ultimately, we hope to inspire 100% of our participants to advance their careers as Software programmer, community leaders, technology innovators and entrepreneurs.


Curriculum and Content Delivery

She Hacks Africa coding bootcamp offers 4 week curricula in software development, entrepreneurship and leadership. The range of programming languages and platforms concentrate on full stack web development and mobile app development including HTML5, CSS , Javascript LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL, PHP), MEAN Stack (Mongo DB, Express, Angular JS, Node JS). We also offer Java and Oracle programming. We expose participants to various development platforms, code integration tools like GitHub and software testing and debugging tools. Our participants learn agile development methodologies and other key elements including communication, documentation/record keeping and morals/ethics needed to succeed in a technology position. The workshop learning experience is project-based with lectures, collaborative work, and real-world exercises making up the instructional framework.

Our curriculum also includes the development of project portfolio & CV, Ethics, Mentorship and coaching for interviews and salary negotiation, and Soft skills courses (communication and public speaking skills).


Meet Our Team 

 
                         

DR. UNOMA OKORAFOR  TOLULOPE ADEYEMO  VANESSA OGUAMANAM            EBELE AGU (MRS)
Founder and CEO                 Program Director         Program Manager                  Vice President and Board
WAAW Foundation                                                             & UX Engineer                         & Executive Secretary

 

 

                    

SUSAN OFEIMUN         JONAH ONAH                 UBI LOVETH OLANMA                 LUCY IKPESU
Operations Associate        Volunteer Developer     Business Development Manager      STEM Trainer

and STEM Trainer

 

FRANCES VAN SLOUN
Board Member


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