About Coding4girls

At Commonwealth Business Women Africa,  we believe that every girl deserves the opportunity to unlock her full potential and contribute to the technological advancements shaping our world. Through this innovative coding program, we’re on a mission to bridge the gender gap in technology by providing accessible and inclusive education to one million girls across the continent. By equipping them with the skills and confidence needed to thrive in the digital age, we’re not just teaching coding — we’re opening doors to endless opportunities and empowering future leaders, innovators, and changemakers.

Join us on this transformative journey as we harness the power of technology to create a brighter, more inclusive future for Africa and beyond. Together, let’s help our African code for change!

Mission Statement

To provide accessible and inclusive coding education to one million girls across Africa, empowering them with the skills and confidence to thrive in the digital world and become catalysts for positive change in their communities and beyond.


An Africa where every girl has the opportunity to excel in technology, driving innovation, diversity, and inclusive growth, thus transforming the continent into a hub of empowered female leaders and tech pioneers.



Reach One Million Girls

Ensure that one million girls across Africa have access to high-quality coding education, regardless of their socio-economic background or geographical location

Empowerment Through Education

Empower girls with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to pursue careers in technology, fostering a new generation of female leaders and innovators.

Bridge the Gender Gap

Close the gender gap in the tech industry by promoting gender equality and diversity in STEM fields, creating more inclusive and equitable opportunities for girls in the digital age.

Community Engagement and Support

Foster strong partnerships with local communities, schools, NGOs, and government organisations to create a supportive ecosystem that encourages girls’ participation and success in coding education.

Long-term Impact

Measure and track the long-term impact of the program by monitoring graduates’ progress, career paths, and contributions to their communities and the technology sector, ensuring sustainable change and lasting empowerment.

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Create an environment where girls can collaborate in teams to solve real-world problems or develop innovative projects within a limited time frame. This initiative aims to foster creativity, teamwork, and rapid prototyping skills.

Coding Competitions

Motivate girls to improve their coding abilities by engaging in various competitive activities such as algorithmic coding challenges, coding puzzles, and code golf competitions.

Tech Talks & Workshops

Enhance girls knowledge and skills in emerging technologies, industry trends, and specialized topics such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and web development frameworks through targeted learning sessions.

Showcase Events

Organize showcase events or demo days where the girls can present their projects, portfolios, and achievements to peers, mentors, employers, and the broader community. These events will celebrate their accomplishments and offer networking opportunities for future collaborations and career prospects.

Program Highlights

Key highlights of our curriculum designed to empower girls in Africa with coding skills and prepare them for success in the digital age include

Interactive Learning Modules

Interactive online modules and tutorials to make learning coding languages such as Python, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS engaging and accessible.

Soft Skills Development

Modules on communication, teamwork, and leadership skills to complement technical training and prepare girls for success in both their academic and professional endeavours.

Mentorship and Peer Support

Capstone Projects and Showcases

Project Based Learning

Career Pathway Guidance

  • Female and citizen of an African country.
  • Aged between 10 and 18
  • Genuine passion/enthusiasm for coding, technology, and STEM subjects, alongside a drive to learn and pursue careers in these fields.
  • Prior coding experience will be helpful (not compulsory).

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Why Participate

Skill development

The program is set to provide participants with hands-on learning experiences that enhance coding, technology, and STEM skills valuable in today’s digital world.


Gain confidence and empowerment by mastering new technologies, and equipping oneself for future opportunities and challenges.


The program is set to provide participants with hands-on learning experiences that enhance coding, technology, and STEM skills valuable in today’s digital world.

Global Perspective

Gain exposure to diverse perspectives and cultures through interaction with participants from various African countries, broadening one’s worldview.

Career Readiness

Explore potential career paths in technology and STEM fields with access to resources and guidance to pursue further education or career opportunities.

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Our Partners

Shabi-Oriade Adefolahan

Web Developer, Tech Serv

John Smith

Coding Mentor

Sarah Johnson

Education Specialist

Michael Brown

Tech Expert

Success Stories

Girls Coding Program, Uganda

The launch of the One Million Girl Coding Program marked a transformative milestone for the future of girls in technology. Held at the prestigious Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga, one of Uganda’s leading girls’ educational institutions, the event coincided with the Coding Club Expo and Career Guidance in Engineering and Computer Science. This initiative, a collaboration between Coding Club XX, comprising over 200 enthusiastic girls, and the Commonwealth Business Women Africa Uganda chapter, aimed to underscore the critical importance of coding education for girls.

Key figures graced the event, including Belinda Blick, the Country Director of CBW Africa Uganda Chapter, alongside Cleopatra Kanyunyuzi and Kamahoro Marion from the same chapter. Nadia Isanga, a distinguished alumna, inspired the attendees by sharing her journey in choosing an engineering course. Cleopatra Kanyunyuzi offered valuable insights into the life of women in tech and engineering, further emphasizing the vast opportunities available.

Mr. Edgar Kalema highlighted the numerous opportunities for women in tech and engineering, while Waiswa Donnie’s account of his experiences as a programmer sparked great excitement among the girls, showcasing the lucrative potential of the field. This inspiring event was made possible by the school’s leadership and Kasawa, the dedicated ICT teacher, who has been instrumental in integrating coding into the school curriculum.

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