Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support. Feel free to reach out to them to get started on hosting your own coding workshops or simply get introduced to other interested schools / organizations. They are here to help you engage as many children and youth as possible in your community!
Speciss College Bulawayo is a private college that offers education and training in academics, business, ICT, garment construction and technical courses. Passionate about empowering youth with digital skills, Janet manages the training of professional and short ICT courses. She has been actively involved in the Technovation Challenge since 2015, where she was a judge at the final pitch in Bulawayo. In 2017, she mentored one of the teams of girls participating in the challenge, where they had to build a business plan and develop a mobile app that addressed a problem in the community.
Janet has also been the Chairperson for the Computer Society of Zimbabwe Bulawayo Chapter since April 2016. As an ambassador for Africa Code Week, her dream is to "empower digital-conversant Zimbabweans
In her role as Principal ICT Office, Ester has been the ICT focal resource within the Ministry for the past 10 years. Her mission: drive the School Empowerement through ICT agenda for the Ministry. Passionate about Africa Code Week, she has facilitated Train-the-Trainer sessions for more than 1,000 teachers in the Harare Region and Southern Province to date. When Ester is not wearing her ICT hat, the best place to find her is the fast-growing Takudzwa Primary School she founded some time ago and where she remaines delightfully busy. Ester holds a Master of Education Degree, a BSc Degree in Information Systems and a HND in Computer Studies.
Abdoulaye has been a tech lover since childhood. He grew up in Africa and moved to Belgium when he was nine. There, he had the chance to study computer science while getting involved with CoderDojo to empower youth from all over the globe with coding skills. His purpose is to share the passion for coding and give others the opportunity to grow through the understanding and ability to create technology.