Apps and Girls is an NGO founded in 2013 that aims to bridge the gender gap in ICT in Tanzania. By establishing coding clubs in schools and through conducting holiday events such as workshops, exhibitions, hackathons, bootcamps and competitions, Apps and Girls inspires and empowers girls aged 10-18 to pursue computing and to develop innovations.
We are currently involved in 17 secondary schools in Dar es salaam where we have created coding clubs of which we conduct weekly coding trainings(web design & development (Html and CMS), mobile app and game development plus blogging).We also provide mentorship and incubation to immerging young female TECH entrepreneurs. We have impacted 664 girls through coding clubs and holiday events.
Our vision: All girls in Tanzania have the opportunity to use ICT beyond their individual lives by driving community solutions, as tech leaders and become role models.
Apps and Girls believes that the capacity and creativity of these young girls will bring great impact to the community and future generation; providing them with ICT and entrepreneurship skills at an age where naturally they are thinking of their future career path/ what they want to become in future will surely lead into great innovations and empires built.
Apps and Girls also runs TEKNOMAMA program, specifically to introduce local women to ICT by training them computer fundamentals, electronic business, social media, internet and how technology can be applied in their social and business activities.
- mobile applications development
- websites and blogs design
- application softwares
- web hosting
- TECH trainings to adults.
- computer repair and maintenance
Carolyne developed a passion for computers after being exposed to ICT after her Advanced Level. She holds a BSC in Computer science and MCS in Information Systems. Lecturing at Kampala International university made her realize how big the gender gap is in ICT. Carolyne believed in empowering girls with ICT skills because she believes in their capacity and innovation power. she is very passionate about social entrepreneurship and helping fellow girls, because of her self drive and passion she in 2013 she run Apps and girls in her living room on her own funds. She has manged to create coding clubs in 18 schools (both public and private) already where her team and her conduct weekly codding trainings.