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