Carolyne Ekyarisiima, is a Mandela Washington Fellow , social entrepreneur and the founder of the Apps and Girls , a social enterprise that works to bridge the tech gender gap in Africa by empowering girls aged 10-18 years with the SupperPower of CODE and entrepreneurship skills to become effective leaders and TECH drivers using Technology to solve challenges in their communities . Carolyne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Information Systems from Kampala International University. She is a Tigo and Reach for change Digital change maker and was awarded a certificate of achievement in 2014 for her great efforts in improving children’s lives through innovation & digital technology at the Hackathon Prototype Change 2014 Sweden, MalikiaWanguvu2017 award recipient recognized for her great contribution in the STEM sector in Tanzania, 2017 Winner of NextGen franchising and Apps and Girls was awarded by UNDP and Sahara sparks for its devotion and persistence in supporting and inspiring ladies in Technology in Tanzania. Further more Carolyne is a collaborator of the Obama foundation, mentor at First Global Robotics competition, Africa Entrepreneurship award and at Ushahuri virtual mentorship Platform. Carolyne also serves as the Technnovation Challenge and Africa Code Week regional Ambassador and recently spoke at the 2017 E-learning Africa conference in Mauritius about how empowering women with TECH skills is the biggest investment for Africa “An African WOMAN with superpower of CODE is a mighty sword for Africa” and joined President Baraka and Michelle Obama during the Obama summit for young leaders across the globe in Chicago
Wilhelm Caspar Oddo is a Mandela Washington Fellow, Serial Entrepreneur with a passion for education, Children and Youth. In love with Environment, Health & Humanity. He started NLab Innovation Academy (NIA) which is a skills building project intended to bridge the digital divide, eliminate social exclusion, promote independent living, enhance social, educational and employment opportunities for young people of all abilities and gender.
Wilhelm’s big dream is to build an innovative and creative generation of young people who are solving community challenges, Also he advocates for gender equality by grooming boys and girls to respect each other and know they are equally important and capable of accomplishing anything.
Wilhelm co-founded Ushauri which is a virtual mentoring platform that is aiming at providing students with access to relevant professionals in their career fields, Co – founded Bribed which is a mobile app working to fight corruption. He is a writer and public speaker, 2015 Ambassador for United Republic Of Tanzania at One Young World, YALI EA Fellow, Currently, Program Coordinator, Mentor & Trainer at Apps and Girls Foundation.
Winnie Godlove is an alumna from African Leadership Academy (ALA). Currently, a freshman at United States International University studying bachelors in International Relations. Following through her carrier, she is very passionate about human rights, technology and entrepreneurship. She worked as an ambassador at Apps and Girls Organisation mobilizing and inspiring young girls taking STEM subjects. In 2017, she worked as a Chief Administrative Office at South African Ideas Festival (SAIF) – a two days festival which brings together youths cross southern Africa to discuss and solve global challenges, she mainly work in preparing the curriculum for the 2 days festival and measuring the long term impact. As a Bezos scholar and Global ambassador scholar from Education First Academy New York, she interned at The Aspen Challenge in Kentucky, working with the team on a conference to mobilize youth of Kentucky to solve proposed challenges on migration, climate etc. Currently, she works at Apps and Girls as a mentorship and Incubation Officer, working with young women bringing their ideas and innovation to life.
Alfred is so enthusiastic about technology and enjoys every single advancement in tech. Despite the challenges lay in Tanzania education system and the fact that it is still lagged behind the changes in technology, Alfred is driven to explore and exploit technology to his advantage and his community advantage. He is self-driven and always take own initiatives to learn new things that will generate solutions which will address societal challenges. He would spent time to dig and go late nights when he can’t figure out things. He also believes in team work as mean of achieving qualitative products.
Modesta Joseph is an alumni from the African Leadership Academy. She is interested in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Education. She is the founder of OUR CRIES, an organization which aims to end student’s harassment in the transportation sector by providing a reporting platform (website and physical boxes in schools), this organization is promised a partnership with the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority to take actions on the reported incidents. She won a third prize award as the young female innovator at Apps and Girls Annual Competition of 2014 and she was a Tanzict Innovation Grantee of 2015. At the age of fifteen, she attended SLUSH as one of the Tanzanian delegates, Slush is the world leading startup event bringing together innovators, investors and media. From 2015 till 2017, she was a volunteering IT trainer and an assistant mentor at Apps and Girls Organization. Modesta was one among the 30 Global teen leaders of 2017 and Africa Young Leader Fellow of 2018. She was a part of the Tanzanian Robotics Team of 2017 where she designed, built and programmed a ball collecting robot with other six high school students to represent the country in the FIRST Robotics Challenge in Washington DC. She was also a part of the technology team at the African Block Chain initiative (Also known as echaptr) with the vision of educating the African Continent on the emerging trend of block chain and cryptocurrencies. In 2018, she attended a LaunchX Summer Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she Co-founded a startup, Notitia sought to make training data more accessible by crowdsourcing data from the public through a mobile application. Modesta is currently working at Apps and Girls as an IT Administrator and Alumni Relations Officer.
Josina alfred is a trainer, mentor and program officer at Apps&Girls.She is also a young and Energetic enough to support the vision of young girls who are passionate to learn about technology and creating a digital generation.
Raymond Benedict is Mentor at Apps & Girls and a senior member of the New York Academy of Science. He has participated in several competitions such as Bits&Bytes Hackathon Challenge and Won the First Prize, and led a robotics team that represented Tanzania in the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge held in Washington DC July 2017 and Mentored an Ugandan robotics team that won Silver Medal as “Winning Alliance” in the Dubai FIRST Global Challenge 2019. Also Raymond is the Founder and director of the Himt Awards (himtawards.co.tz) a rewarding platform for teachers introduced to honor outstanding teachers who excel in Education across Tanzania. Particularly, the award aims to recognize those who demonstrate extraordinary teaching practices and excellence in the teaching profession. The purposes of Himt Awards are to identify innovative teaching, learning strategies and assessment methods. Provides opportunities to recognize all the hard works, talents, love and compassion teachers’ demonstrates every day.
Doreen Michael is a student at Nlab Innovation Academy, taking IT and Computer Sciences. She founded Renotify at the age of 17 after seeing the existence of truancy in a very high number as well as obscurity on academic Data in many schools, especially public schools.
Doreen is on a mission to ensure students in Tanzania attend school, have good educational environment to graduate well and reach their dreams.
Julieth is a form five student at Tambaza High School majoring in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. She founded ePharma in 2018 at the age of 17, a tech-driven startup that operates as a web based platform(www.epharma.co.tz) and a mobile app that promotes good health and well-being to all individuals as it enables medicine users to scan the barcode available on the labels of medicines so as to ensure their validity before consumption. She is also passionate about coding and Robotics and she was one among the members of the Tanzanian team that participated in FIRST Robotics Challenge 2019. She is currently, volunteering at Apps and Girls teaching coding to secondary school students in schools in Dar es salaam as well as mentoring teams for the GES summit 2019 . This is an important experience for her as she gets the chance to leverage her entrepreneurial leadership skills through teaching.
Doreenfatuma Malick Is a student at Benjamin William Mkapa high school in form five HGE, she is taking Economics and social studies. She founded Doreefy at the age of 18 after seeing the high rate of unemployed people while there is a high number of job vacancies available, this is because people don’t know where to find the jobs.She is on a mission to ensure people in Tanzania get their dream jobs in good companies, and ensure a good life for themselves and raise the economic level in the country. She chooses to mentor girls in summit because she believes by helping the students, they will be able to create projects which will help to solve problems in their societies.
Sabrina Hamisi is an 18-year-old girl and a student at Tambaza High school majoring in science subjects (physics, chemistry and biology).
She founded Abrinar (www.abrinar.co.tz) after discovering the problem of road accidents and how it has great effects in her society such as the death of the people and disability. She has a mission to eradicate road accidents in her society and reduce the death of people due to accidents. Her dream is to become a biomedical engineer so a she can be able to make fake body organs such as legs and arms for the people who have lost some of their organs as a consequence of the road accident. Getting the opportunity to mentor other girls made her more confident, she is also grateful as she is able to impact other young girls and the society by helping those girls to become problem-solvers.