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!
Part of the facilitating team at Girls Coding Academy, Palesa provides training and hosts various coding workshops for girls in Coding and Mathematics. The Academy is also preparing for hackathons (coding marathons) for female high school students across various districts in Lesotho. The aim is encourage girls to be confident, take part in STEM field and come up with more brillint ideas to advance in technology.
The Girls Coding Academy was inspired by the group of female trainers who ctively participated in Africa Code Week 2017. She also co-founded Flash-tech Pty(Ltd) to develop software for school children to better their education, especially those living in the most remote areas of Lesotho.
Ever since childhood, Nadine has been passionate about computers and eager to break phones and computers open just to see what's inside. No wonder she now holds a Master's degree in big data and computer security. For Nadine, code is no unknown in her happiness equation - so much so that she wants to empower an entire generation through digital transformation.
Back in 2009, she started noticing that most of the girls she met and exchanged with were unaware of their talents. This is how, a couple of years later, she became a member of the Organization for Women in Science for Developing World (OWSD) and never stopped encouraging girls to embrace science ever since.
Committed to become a faithful advocate for girls in ICT, Nadine currently teaches at various private universities while overseeing the association of girls promoting ICT in Burundi.
Cet enseignant en informatique, formateur STEM et expert MIE s'est donné pour mission d'inculquer la culture du numérique dans le domaine éducatif. Il anime de nombreux ateliers d'initiation au codage pour les éducateurs et les enfants.
Passionné d'innovation et spécialiste de la robotique pédagogique, Ahmed est à l'origine de plusieurs projets éducatifs clés. Lauréat de plusieurs concours de renommée internationale, comme le Concours des enseignants innovants de Microsoft, le Japan Prize NHK 2011, ou encore le eTwinning, il a fait de l'enseignement du code aux enfants une priorité.
Currently completing his Master's degree in Computer System Security at the Houari Boumediene University of Science and Technology in Algiers, Hamza is passionate about promoting and delivering quality education. He organizes regular events for young people in his community and he recently took part in the Injaz Entrepreneurship Competition. He and his team made it all the way to semi-finals thanks to the paradigm consumption shift they developed as part of their solar umbrella project.
In addition to being a student at the Higher School of Computer Science, Oussama holds certifications from UCONN University Connecticut (through a Department Of State program) and Harvard University (for completing the CS50 course and for being an open source contributor). Always eager to be the change he wants to see in the world, Oussama strives to build a better future by empowering young people in his community.