Lead Ambassadors

The Lead Ambassador is your main anchor for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support in your country. Feel free to reach out to them on social 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!

Francis Ahene-Affoh
  • Francis Ahene-Affoh
  • Senior Vice President, DreamOval Foundation
  • Ghana

Francis is passionate about improving the standard of education in Ghana by equipping teachers to deliver ICT education. In 2010, through the DreamOval Foundation, he spearheaded an initiative dubbed iTeach to offer free ICT education to public school teachers across Ghana. This annual training brings teachers from across the country together to learn basic skills in digital literacy to impact the lives of their pupils in the classroom. This free ICT training is organized in collaboration with Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education. He worked with SAP’s 2016 Executive Social Sabbatical team to scale the training to reach a lot more teachers.

Francis the Country Ambassador for Africa Code Week in Ghana. Having trained over 2,351 teachers and 183,000 pupils from public schools across the country with basic skills in computer coding since 2016, he passionately strives to see digital transformation happen in Ghana’s educational system.

He is currently working on a new project with girls in Accra’s biggest slum through a program called Female in Tech Initiative. FeMiTI plans to introduce 200 girls to digital literacy, programming and robotics with a goal to transform the lives of girls from under-privileged communities.