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!
Yacine works with World Learning Algeria as a STEAM Education Specialist at the new Ouargla STEAM Center, where he organizes and coordinates STEAM activities. He is also preparing his Master degree in Automation while actively serving as a volunteer at his university, AIESEC and Ibtisama. He namely served as volunteer assistant at the Ouargla University Career Center where he was helping organize events along with administrative responsibilities. He now serves as a volunteer English teacher to university students English prepapring for the workplace. He also participated in and organized several local events at Ouargla. Yacine is a very passionate individual who appreciates art, photography, learning, writing, and psychology.
Esther currently provides planning, governance and direction for WITU’s programs to ensure they are in line with the core mission, adhere to quality standards and deliver measurable results. She also serves as a Digital Skills Trainer to young women at WITU.
Previous to WITU, she worked as ICT Instructor on a UNICEF project: she installed and provided training on an offline e-learning platform called “Kolibri” in Western, Central and Northern Uganda. She has also been involved as an Africa Code Week trainer since 2016, opening new doors for children and youth across the country to unleash their true coding potential. Esther holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.
A research assistant at netLabs!UG Makerere University, Frank is also a member of the school management committee at St. Kizito Mugigi Kyamuliibwa Primary School, Kalungu District.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Makerere University, which he received in 2018. He also holds a diploma in the same field and a certificate in Information Technology from the Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology Nakawa (2012 and 2010 respectively). He was also awarded a certificate in Cisco Enterprise Networking from UTL Technologies Ltd, Bengaluru India. Frank holds more certificates for Mikrotik networking which include MTCNA and MTCWE.
In addition to being an ICT entrepreneur and CEO of Babata ICT Solutions, Babata is a born innovator and passionate advocate of children, people with special needs and women empowerment through ICT skills as per the UN SDGs. Equally passionate about problem solving, he believes in the power of digital literacy to create jobs opportunities and improving personal, educational and business perspectives.
This social innovator and digital transformation professional has a background in Computer Science, Product Management and Project Management. He currently is the managing partner of Bitcom, a tech company on a mission to digitalize businesses in Nigeria and educate people on how to leverage emerging technologies for personal and business growth.
Iyanu is passionate about revolutionalizing the Nigeria educational sector, spreading digital literacy to the underserved and empowering youths with the skills of the future. Over the past six years, he has trained over 15,000 Nigerian youths and over 500 teachers at all levels of the education sector while facilitating several conferences/workshops.
He loves to train, consult and counsel - for SMEs, schools, politicians and non-profits - and enjoys working on projects with a high social impact such as digital literacy and edTech across Nigeria.