Finalists announced for prestigious 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards
ITU and UN Women named Africa Teen Geeks as one of the 15 finalists for the 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards. As the flagship event of the EQUALS global network partnership, the annual award ceremony recognizes outstanding projects and programmes around the world that help women and girls cross the digital divide.
Africa Teen Geeks a non-profit organisation that teaches children aged 6-18 how to code. Since its inception in 2014 Africa Teen Geeks with the support of its partners such as the SABC Foundation and the University of South Africa has reached over 38 000 children from disadvantaged communities across South Africa. In 2017 through its partnership with Oracle Academy, Africa Teen Geeks is enabling children aged 16+ to earn a Junior Java Certificate from Oracle equipping them to be ready to compete in the highly competitive job market or tech entrepreneurship from day one of graduating from high school.
This year, nearly 300 nominations were received from around the globe. These included submissions from a wide range of organizations working to help …read more