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!
Tebogo currently teaches Computer Awareness at Kgale Hill Junior Secondary School with 16 years’ experience in the teaching profession.
After obtaining her Diploma in Secondary Education from the Tonota College of Education in 2001 and ICDL at University of Botswana in 2007, she graduated from Botho University in 2016 with a BSC (hons) in Computing, specializing in Software Engineering and Network Engineering. Managing to consecutively scoop the Dean’s award from 2012 all the way to 2016, Tebogo ended up entering the school's Top 5 Best Performers.
As a Senior Teacher 1 Computer Awareness, her roles include overseeing all computer awareness activities and ensuring that both the students and staff are equipped with relevant ICT skills - in close liaison with the Ministry of Basic Education and the Department of Information Technology. Initiator of several partnerships with the private sector, she has spearheaded and facilitated several ICT workshops in and outside her school. She is currently part of the training team in ICT Integration on Teaching and Learning for the South East Region.
Firmly dedicated to empower 21st century learners, her school saw in Scratch a unique opportunity to instill digital skills in pupils from a very young age. She has trained a group of 15 students into Scratch trainers, some of whom are learners with special educational needs. The young team managed to get the entire 700 student community on board with Scratch as part of Africa Code Week - resulting in the school being featured among Botswana's best performers in 2017. Tebogo is also a member of the Microsoft Educator Community and will be pioneering the First Lego League in Botswana.
Mikiyas manages the Education department of this non-profit international educational organisation dedicated to delivering real impact through technology, inspiring and empowering the young generation to improve their own life opportunities. In addition to working at Camara for the past 6 years, Mikiyas has been actively involved in the education sector, advocating ICT as a powerful leverage to improve the delivery and quality of education. Passionate about Africa Code Week, he has been facilitating workshops for Ethiopian youth since 2015. In 2016, he also acted as the ACW Assistant Regional Coordinator for four Camara Africa hubs: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.
Mikiyas earned his Bachelors of Education, then MA in Leadership and Management from Addis Ababa University.
Tewodros manages the ICT Center of Excellence in Ethiopia, which is chartered to advance the use of ICT and help accelerate socio-economic development in Ethiopia.
He has an extensive track record in the software industry and is passionate about ICT and what it can do to propel societies and nations forward, helping people rise up from poverty and improve their well-being, standard of living, health and wealth altogether. He also loves the dynamic, ever-changing ICT sector for the many tools and promises it carries along: new ways of doing things that are rapidly impacting human beings and societies in ways that few had ever dreamed possible.
Tewodros holds an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management, as well as a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Pratt Institute, New York.
Pure and brilliant product of the Girls4code initiative, Rebecca finished in second place in the Girls4Code competition that was held by Mhub Malawi in 2015. She now leads this initiative to equip girls with ICT skills, from basic literacy and website development all the way to entrepreneurship, creative design and mobile app development. She is conversant with various programming languages (Java and PHP), database development and management (MySQL) and computer application development. Rebecca was also part of the team representing Malawi at the First Global Robotics Challenge, an international competition last held in July 2017 in Washington DC.
Rebecca holds an honors degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Greenwich.
Daniel currently serves as Technical Manager for mHub, overseeing the Children’s Coding Club as well as training in basic programming skills as part of the Girls for Code initiative. His skills and ever-growing interest in mobile technologies fuels his eagerness to see how far technology can go.
Daniel has an advanced diploma in ICT and is now in his final year pursuing a Bachelor of Information and Technology. He is also conversant with various programming languages such as Java, C++, Scratch and MIT App Inventor.
Mphatso is passionate about teaching coding skills to children and youth In her role as Assistant Technical Manager at mHub, she oversees activities organized as part of the Children’s Coding Club.
She holds an Advanced Diploma in Information System Support from The Polytechnic, University of Malawi.