We recognize the importance of children having equal access to technology skills and resources.
We believe that through open educational resources, children can have access to resources that will help their present and future innovation and creativity.
We believe that parents and guardians have a role to play in inspiring children to learn digital skills and possibly explore a technology career in the future.
The demand for Information Technology knowledge and skills is an urgent demand in Africa. Children need creative, communication, problem solving and collaboration skills to thrive in the modern economy as they prepare for future jobs.
In West and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa, over 300 million children and young people per region lack home internet access, totaling over 900 million without access.
There is marked inequality in internet connectivity across the world’s regions. Only five percent of children and young people aged 25 years or younger in West and Central Africa, and just 13% in Eastern and Southern Africa, have internet access at home. Inaccessibility to Technology, lack of Internet, poor network has become a prevalent challenge for rural communities in Africa.
To address the challenge in Africa, where children in rural schools lack digital skills and risk being left behind in the rapidly advancing digital space, and considering the scarcity of women in technology roles, I founded OpenKids Africa and currently serve as its executive director.
My vision is to ensure that all children have equal rights to quality education and exposure to digital skills, regardless of their gender, race, or location.
Early exposure to digital skills empowers children to make informed career choices, paving the way for them to become future leaders in technology, business, or even in the field of medicine.
With a background in Computer Science and a Postgraduate degree in Early Childhood and Educational Foundation, I am passionate about fostering digital literacy in children.
Having joined OpenKids Africa in 2020 as an Early Childhood Educator, my focus extends to reaching schools in low-tech and rural communities. I am committed to bridging the digital gap and firmly believe in nurturing the innovative potential of today's children.
As part of OpenKids Africa, I take pride in igniting children's interest in technology, especially among girls, and aspire to contribute to the organization's future impact, connecting more children to a digital future.
As a program coordinator at Openkids Africa, I am in charge of managing programs and ensuring that each project coincides with our organizational goals and delivers exceptional results. I am enthusiastic about topics that strongly resonate with values promoting growth, inclusivity, and sustainability, all of which contribute to shaping the future of technology.
I am passionate about empowering the next generation of technologists through mentorships and onboarding.
With a background in technology and open source, I am uniquely positioned to educate children on technology and how it can translate to their career choices. In my role as a program manager, I can play a part in introducing children to a digital future, particularly those from marginalized groups.