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!
Musa is currently the CRO of Ntolu, a local tech community dedicated to spreading digital literacy and engaging youth in tech-related activities in the Gambia. He is also the Information and Communication Officer of Climate Watch – The Gambia, a local nonprofit that educates young Gambians on how to counter the effects of climate change across all walks of life. Raised to understand the essence of serving humanity from a very young age, Musa has proudly obliged in many different ways, always looking for new ways to serve the interests of the people around him. He has worked with local youth organizations, helped start one of them and took the initiative to approach and collaborate with genuine change makers on the international scene.
Prior to his current roles, Musa has also served as the Administrative Officer of the Manduar Development Hub, a center for development established by the Global Hands organization in Leicester, UK. A member of ISOC Gambia, Musa has also served in various executive roles within the Gambian chapter of Global Hands. Working as a freelance web developer and graphic designer in his spare time, this multi-talented young man is also a writer and performer of poetry. Last but not least...currently a Computer Science student at the University of the Gambia, he hopes to become a software engineer in a few years from now.
Modou is an ICT expert with over 20 years experience as Head of IT for UNDP, Deloitte and two major banks in The Gambia. Over the past five years however, Modou transformed himself into a social entrepreneur by starting up Farm Fresh, the #1 online food store and delivery service in The Gambia, with a focus on promoting local produce and thereby securing income for local farmers and food processors. Farm Fresh has allowed Gambians from the diaspora to easily order fresh and healthy food for their families at home, earning the venture a nomination in the 'Emerging Businesses in The Gambia' by the Gambia Chamber of Commerce Business Gala Dinner in 2015. Current growth plans include a regional expansion to Sierra Leone, Senegal and Nigeria, and also a franchise system that would allow expatriates to become shareholders.
A volunteer with Django Girls Banjul, Therese is also a member of Hackathon Girls Banjul and Lead Trainer for Africa Code Week Gambia. In addition to managing all projetcs at the Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio, Therese leads the education curriculum and all initiatives related to engaging children in ICT. She helps run customized ICT trainings for organizations and an annual Youth Summer Camp at the centre, which is the longest running summer program in the Gambia.
This educated network engineer has a high passion for programming and working with women and children. She is a member of the Internet Society and Information Technology Association of the Gambia. Therese is also an AFRINIC fellow, Google Developers Group Lead, GDG Banjul and Country Coordinator for the International Education Resources Network (IEARN).