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!
Rasheeda is passionate about technology and how it can be applied to improve processes and systems towards development in Ghana and Africa at large. She founded Nasara Tech Ltd. two years ago, a technology focused company that creates solutions to problems identified in local communities. She is also an active member and organizer of the GhanaThink foundation’s programs, Barcamp Kumasi and 'Kumasi Konnect', which brings together young Ghanaians to learn about the issues that affect them, generate ideas for development, network and partner with others who have similar interests and start/improve businesses and projects. As part of her commitment to social entrepreneurship, Rasheeda co-founded Tech Needs Girls Ghana, an interactive workshop for girls in Ghana. The workshop involves a hands on session where the girls learn to develop mobile and web applications, interact with software that teach them more about STEM, and meet female technologists who instruct and mentor them. Rasheeda regularly speaks at various youth and girl education camps around Ghana to help raise awareness on the need to involve more women in Information Technology.
Seife is a young BA degree holder in Business Administration and Information Systems. He teaches Information and Communication Technologies at the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia (ILAE) and works as the Office Manager as well. He is a technology enthusiast and practitioner with a passion for art, education, and community services.
Passionate about transforming the delivery and quality of Education through ICT, Yared Ayele is Camara's Global IT Development Manager. He has over 10 years of experience in ICT Consulting, particularly in the area of infrastructure and enterprise software development. For the past 6 years, he has been working in the area of ICT in Education in Ethiopia, where he acted a primary consultant for the Federal Ministry of Education, Director of ICT for the Dire Dawa University and Country Director of Camara Education Ethiopia. His experience in higher education has taught him the critical importance for nations to integrate ICT and e-learning into the primary and secondary school curricula.
Born and raised in Ethiopia, Eskinder is passionate about Education, Entrepreneurship and Migration issues. With his friend Amanuel, he co-founded AhadooTec, a technology startup that develops mobile and web applications for emerging economies. The AhadooTec team has developed the award-winning personalized learning platform “Fidel”, which provides African school students with online and offline learning on various devices and platforms. In 2014, Eskinder was named one of “100 most influential Africans in Germany” by the African Heritage magazine.
Evelyn is a seasoned web developer and the co-founder & Program co-ordinator of Soparkids ('School of Programming and Robotic for Kids'), an initiative that teaches computer science, coding and robotics to young children. Soparkids clubs can be found in primary and secondary schools as well as in after-school stem programs. Convinced that every child can code, Evelyn has impacted more than 300 children in her community through Soparkids so far. Another huge success was the recent Summer of Code and Robotics , which saw children developing outstanding games, short story animations and the very first SOPARK X15 robot. Evelyn holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and she is currently completing a PGD in Education.
Tolu is a Business Development Fellow at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. Over the past five years, she has worked with 15+ software companies to develop products and help them grow into sustainable businesses. Prior to working at MEST, Tolu was the Community Manager of Co-creation Hub Nigeria. A firm believer in the power of technology to improve lives and simplify processes, she is constantly researching new ways to do just that. In her spare time and whenever she is not busy advising and mentoring women with STEMbees, she loves spending time with a good book and fiction from her favorite author Stephen King.