Philanthropy Supporting Women: Camden Education Trust’s support for Africa Code Week

Spearheaded by SAP in 2015 as part of its social investments to drive sustainable growth in Africa, Africa Code Week is a digital skills development initiative that has benefited millions of young Africans so far.

With Camden Education Trust’s (CET) focus on managing education projects and developing curriculum and content for these projects and teacher education globally, Africa Code Week is a natural fit.

By 2020 Africa Code Week hopes to positively impact the lives of 2 million young Africans and empower 70,000+ teachers.

In 2018, 46% of participants were girls.

“You should see the change when a young girl learns how to code. It is not about coding…it is about that little girl who used to enter the room and could not even talk. She is now this confident young woman who knows how to fail and succeed, fail and succeed again, fail and succeed quickly. This is the coding learning journey: with it comes the excitement and with the excitement grows the confidence.”

Africa Code Week is instilling digital literacy and coding skills in the young generation, working closely with private, public and non-profit partners to drive sustainable learning impact across Africa, and CET is proud to support this work, and empower young girls in Africa.