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Social Coding SA brings tech to rural schools

Magajana is the founder of Social Coding SA, a skills development company that wants to ensure that rural communities have access to technology and are tech-savvy. The company in collaboration with Ga-Mphahlele Homecoming, a non-profit organisation based in Read More Ga-Mphahlele that launched a remote-learning project this week at Segopotje Secondary School in Mashite village, Limpopo.

Africa, Tech and Girls: Thembiso Magajana Social Coding SA

Many of these girls come from backgrounds where computer engineering is a “boring, boys industry”. With only a handful of role models to point to (like African American Ursula Burns or Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code),Read More  it’s sometimes tough to convince them that this is an industry that females can actually do ground-breaking work. Once the initial misconception is dispelled and we show (not just tell) them how cool and important coding is, it’s all uphill from there