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!
A global facilitator at Techstars, a network that helps entrepreneurs succeed around the world, Andrew also works for Kafeero Fondation, a social entreprise that inspires innovation across Africa through learming, incubation and funding. As an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship advocate, he works with several startups including Ujamaa Tribe, Yonja and many more.
In addition to holding a degree in Social Sciences, Valentine is a self-taught web developer and founder of Mindset, an organisation focused on introducing digital skills to young people in Uganda. She currently leads the team responsible for inspiring and empowering young people to consider a career in tech and leverage the right skills to thrive in the digital century.
She also worked with the World Bank in partnership with the Business Development Centre to mentor fellow youth in entrepreneurship. Her passion for science and technology advancement in Uganda and Africa at large led her to mentor young girls interested in tech as part of the #Women4GirlsinTech initiative led by Women in Tech in Uganda. Valentine is also working with different schools in Uganda to help them start coding clubs.
A programmer and tech entrepreneur passionate about technology and innovation, Brenda is on a mission to empower the young generation with ICT and digital skills.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Makerere University. She is also a certified Embedded Systems Developer, Senior Android Developer as well as a Technovation mentor, which is the world’s largest entrepreneurship program for girls aged 10-18.
Currently she works as General Manager for Coding Kids Uganda, an initiative that aims at inspiring, training and mentoring the future generation with the computer programming skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce.
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.