We are on a mission
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the technology gender gap in Tanzania and across sub-Sahara Africa.
At Apps and Girls, we empower girls and young women to create the world they want to live in using technology by giving them skills and a platform to become effective tech-entrepreneurs and tech role models with including quality software and hardware programming skills.
Girls Impacted Over Past 8 Years
Business Ideas Created
Active Coding Clubs Across Tanzania
Mentee of the Month
Since she was young, Julieth Sewava developed an overwhelming enthusiasm for STEM, particularly science. She started to engage in STEM in secondary school, where she found science subjects more fascinating. She was introduced to the world of technology when she joined Apps and Girls in 2017 during our annual summit – Girls Entrepreneurship Summit. With the mentorship and incubation provided at Apps and Girls, she was able to develop ePharma. This mobile app can be used to fight against fake/expired medication by enabling users to scan barcodes available on labels of drugs to verify their validity before consumption.
In 2018 and 2019, she was a part of Tanzania’s robotics team that participated in the First Global Robotics Challenge in Mexico and Dubai. She had a profound experience with her team on designing and automating a robot. Julieth also attained a seat in the Executive Committee at Ifakara Innovation Hub(IHI), and she is the youngest member of the committee.
Julieth just completed her A-level education at Tambaza High School, where she studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. She is currently working on the ePharma prototype and hoping it will be a banger! She is looking forward to majoring in Information Technology courses as she assimilates and scrutinizes Machine Learning Database (MLDB) in relevance to her vision for ePharma to help patients use the best medicines and pharmaceuticals.
Congratulations Julieth Sewava on completing your high school studies and best wishes on your future endeavors.