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!
Ambassador of London-based charity One Young World, Mooketsi is part of the Top Under 30 Influential Young People in Botswana. He founded Ngwana Enterprises in 2009, a privately owned company focusing on Education, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation, where he currently serves as CEO. Ngwana Enterprises explores and assesses the role of entrepreneurship in national economic growth- with specific reference to the contribution and development of the entrepreneurial mindset among students in Botswana.
Mooketsi serves in the Board of Directors of several organizations in South Africa, the US and Guinea, signing international MoUs with organisations such as the Kauffman Foundation which finances the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Part of the Lions Africa Board of 50 African Entrepreneurship supported by the Barack Obama Administration, Ngwana Enterprises is building partnerships with governments, policy makers, corporations, start-ups, foundations, community and strategic partners across Africa and the Sub-Saharan region, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation as a key leverage to tackle unemployment, support job creation the world economy at large.
Mooketsi began his career in private university teaching where he was instrumental in the development of modern digital language learning systems recommendations for institutions of higher learning in Botswana. He is currently completing his Mphil in Development Finance at the Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa.
Agang holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from The University of Botswana and currently in final year for Masters in Science in the same field. In her early career Agang worked as a Research Assistant in Universitat de Bundeswehr; Munich, Germany. Currently her work experience includes technical duties with the Department of Information Technology at the University of Botswana. Agang is passionate about education and is co-founder of The Clicking Generation-ICT Academy for Kids and Teens; a program that offers computing and technology curriculum to kids and teens. She is currently National Expert for UN-World Summit Award Organization, Ambassador-ITU Young Innovator Competition and Ambassador-Africa Code Week. In these roles she partakes in encouraging Botswana youngsters in the Information Technology field on issues of innovation and e-content creation. A previous Champion for the local Google Developer Group she is now an Advisor to the same. Agang was recently elected as Board Member of Botswana Academy of Sciences. As an ICT Youth Advocate she has worked with UN Agencies to disseminate information on the Post 2015 Development Agenda especially to the youth population. She works closely with relevant stakeholders to implement Girls in ICT programs throughout Botswana.
Agang is a Brightest Young Minds Alumni 2015, a selection of top 100 young Africans contributing to their communities, sponsored by Barclays Africa. Recently in 2016, Agang forms part of the prestigious Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentorship program, being mentored by a successful and seasoned thought leader, Tony Elumelu. She has also been selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow 2016, an initiative by U.S. State Department.
My name is Jonathan Okorie and I love to code! I am a 12 year old in 6th grade at Glenwood Middle School, Maryland. I like to partake in hobbies such as researching in technology, playing basketball, drawing and animating. I have recently made a YouTube channel where I post my animations and drawings.
Two years ago, in fourth grade, my journey to coding began. My fascination in technology was the driving passion for this interest. Ever since I was very young, I had always played around and studied broken pieces of technology. Soon enough, I got to learn more about modern technology and how they worked. I then realized that to make them work required computer programming skills.
What is coding? Put simply, coding in a programming language of your choice such as SCRATCH is teaching the computer logical instructions and commands to execute tasks. I began with writing my first game using SCRATCH and I finished the game. Although it wasn’t a masterpiece, I was glad with the end product and made a better game. I also noticed how math and science was easier to understand.
I actually did not start coding for an educational purpose, but I did it because I thought it was fun.I am now learning other advanced coding languages such as C sharp and JAVA for the purpose of making video games, solving problems, and making software.
What are my goals? I really want to get an education in computer engineering and science. Although it will take me time and effort to be successful, but I am willing to put in the work for my future. In conclusion, we are the future, coding is the future. #stayNEON!
26-year-old Atlarelang Mosime is the Founder and Director of Techno Kids Center, an ICT Academy for children age 2 ½ to 15. She has volunteered for several organisations, such as the Ministry of Education Skills & Development , where she served as IT Officer for the Education Center in Molepolole. She then joined the University of Botswana as an Intern Trainer for the Department of Information Technology. Atlarelang also volunteers with the Financial Literacy Trust of Botswana.
This dedicated IT expert has a passion for working with children and young teenagers, making sure they are given the full attention required for growth and success in all aspects of their lives. She belives that holistic child development leads to a brighter future. On a mission to fight computer illiteracy in her country, Atlarelang started introducing young children to computer science from a very young age: the earlier, the more chance to power-charge their future development, but also to improve the country’s economy in the long run.
Atlarelang completed her Hons Degree in Computer Systems Engineering at the Botswana Accountancy College in 2013.