Educating Africa's 'missing millions'

Mariéme Jamme, Founder of iamtheCODE

22 Dec 2017

If I had access to a tech hub, I don't think I would have been trafficked to Europe.

  • iamtheCODE teaches girls in marginalized communities computer coding, gives them a safe educational space and helps them find jobs.
  • Founder Mariéme Jamme was motivated by her own experience of being trafficked into prostitution as a teenager in Senegal.
  • Her mission is to train one-million women and girl coders by 2030.
  • So far, more than 7,300 people have benefitted, in 54 countries around the world.
  • Mariéme also aims to tackle the global STEM skills shortage and boost economic inclusion in marginalised communities.

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