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!

Seddik Bouaissa
  • Seddik Bouaissa
  • Founder of CS50xAlgeria
  • Algeria

Part-time English tutor, Seddik is also a full-time student at the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedien in Algiers with a major in Computer Science. Part of the “Student Leaders Program” by MEPI, he has thoroughly studied leadership, management, public relations, negotiations, political conflict resolution, public persuasion and communications. Seddik also learnt a lot from his stays at some of the US top universities such as RWU, GU, HLS, and UW. Always eager to hone his own skill set and share his knowledge with his community and peers, he co-founded CS50xAlgeria in 2015 and organized its first 3-month program at the US Embassy together with the American Cultural Center in Algiers.

Ala Eddine Lebcir
  • Ala Eddine Lebcir
  • Professeur d’informatique
  • Algeria

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.

Hamza Laggoune
  • Hamza Laggoune
  • Computer Science Student
  • Algeria

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. 

Bougaila Oussama
  • Bougaila Oussama
  • Computer Science Student
  • Algeria

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.

Houcine Meniai
  • Houcine Meniai
  • Inspecteur de l’éducation nationale
  • Algeria

Apprendre aux enfants à coder dès le plus jeune âge relève pour lui de l'évidence, à tel point qu'Houcine a conçu plusieurs programmes et manuels scolaires destinés à l’enseignement de l'informatique au secondaire et moyen (collège). Cet inspecteur et porteur de projets éducatifs a même organisé la toute première compétition de code Scratch pour les élèves du (moyen) collège en Algérie. 

Achraf Meguallati
  • Achraf Meguallati
  • STEM Education Coordinator, World Learning Algeria
  • Algeria

Achraf is completing his degree in Automatics (Robotics) at USTHB in Algiers. STEM Education Coordinator at World Learning Algeria, he is also a member of several nonprofits including Life Club, where he helps raise awareness on drug addiction as part of the "Life Without Drugs" project, and Basmat Amal, where he participates in activities helping orphans, hospital patients, and the homeless. He was also an Incoming Exchange (ICX) team member at AIESEC in Babez. Passionate about diplomacy, Achraf has also participated in several Model United Nations (MUN) conferences in Algeria, Rome and Vienna. In addition to traveling, Achraf has always made sports an important part of his life. He holds a Black Belt in Nihon Tai Jitsu Jujitsu and speaks Tamazight, Arabic, English, and French.