More and more females are taking on the coding industry by storm. Today in the loft we have one such young female, Sixolile Chitha who has done just. She has received a scholarship to study computer programming after never having done any computer related stuff before.
Girl-HYPE : is an NPO which functions like a startup. Set up 12 years ago the aim is to empower girls and youth in ICT and STEM. We provide fun hands on opportunities for girls and opportunities for girls and women to engage with each other through technology. We design programs with a central goal of shifting the focus of the conversation about the digital divide to a question of technological access and to present girls and youth with an opportunity to participate, to develop technical competencies and social skills needed for full involvement in the new 21st century job market and tertiary level.