#51-17 TEKNOWGALZ in Kenya

Young women in Mombasa formed an organization called Pwani Teknowgalz that teaches girls and ladies coding, website creation, and app development. So far, they worked with students in 180 secondary schools and 4 universities. Teachers and students talk about their projects and emphasize the importance of female mentors and role models.

Host(s): Diana Wanyonyi and Frieda Werden.
Featured Speakers/Guests: Aisha Abdul-Qadir, Deputy Director of Teknowgalz; Latifah Wanja, age 20, is building an app for home security and to aid proper disposal of garbage; Laura Achieng, 17, is building an app to facilitate student access to books and other materials; Ruth Kaveke, 27, is Executive director of Pwani Teknowgalz.

Credits: Produced by Diana Wanyonyi. Series editor/producer, Frieda Werden.