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Disadvantaged girls change their communities by learning to code
by Kathleen Toner, CNN
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13 September 2018
On 13 September 2018 CNN reported:
GirlsCoding, a free program run by the Pearls Africa Foundation, seeks to educate and excite girls about computer programming. Since 2012, the group has helped more than 400 disadvantaged girls gain the technical skills and confidence they need to transform their lives.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of education, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
It's the vision of Ajayi-Akinfolarin, who left a successful career to dedicate herself to this work. She'd noticed how few women worked in this growing field -- a 2013 government survey found that less than 8 percent of Nigerian women were employed in professional, managerial, or technology jobs.
... 'One thing I want my girls to hold onto is, regardless of where they are coming from, they can make it,' she said. 'They are coders. They are thinkers. Their future is bright.'
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