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We are on a mission

Creating a digital generation in East Africa.
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We empower girls and young women to create the world they want to live in using technology.
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We give them skills and a platform to become effective tech-entrepreneurs

Our programs

We conduct weekly coding sessions to  girls in secondary schools across Tanzania to help them develop their own projects and succeed in their careers.

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We organize events such as workshops, exhibitions, hackathons, Coding Camps, boot camps and the Girls Entrepreneurship Summit to ignite girls’ interests in Technology.

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Advanced IT and Online incubation  program for underprivileged girls and young women to secure employment or create their own tech-based enterprises in the ICT sector.

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A Skills Development Program for unemployed female graduates in ICTs aiming at providing them with critical skills needed to reach their full potential in the ICT sector.

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We provide mentorship and incubation support for emerging tech entrepreneurs to successfully launch and scale-up of their IT-based enterprises

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We provide students with a hands-on immersive learning experience. We want students to solve problems following the real-world engineering process.

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About us

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.

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Girls Impacted Over The Past 8 Years

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Tech-driven Project Ideas Created

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Young women obtained formal employment in ICT

WE ENVISION TO SEE GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN EMPOWERED BY ICT ARE ABLE TO CREATE THE WORLD THEY WANT TO LIVE IN

Mentee of the Month

Oliver's team won the first place at the #GES2018, Apps and Girls Annual Summit
Oliver with two other students at the Apps and Girls Hub with the finished Vending Machine.

OLIVER GODLIVING

Oliver’s team working their vending machine prototype

We are extremely proud of our student and mentee Oliver Godliving for being one of the 100 global winners of the Rise for the World Program.

Oliver God Living is a co-founder of Heimo Female, a project with a vision to end period poverty and period stigma by providing education about menstrual hygiene and affordable and high quality period products in academic institutions via their pad vending machines.

Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at age 15-17 and offers a lifetime of benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as Global winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems. An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent.

Special shoutout to her mentor Modesta Joseph for guiding her through this journey!

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