Juma is challenging the gender technology gap in her home country, the Gambia and she leads by example, encouraging women throughout the Gambia to pursue careers in the technology industry. Juma studied hard to become a successful product engineer, committing herself to her academic career and valuing the significance of an education.
She founded HackathonGirls, Banjul, where she mentors and supports young women in her community to overcome stereotypes and eventually achieve desired employment in technology. The organization teaches web literacy, basic IT skills, and programming languages to girls ages eight to eighteen and organzies several workshops for women in the Gambia. Beyond web education, the club unites girls in a safe space where they can freely collaborate, learn and share experiences. Juma is also the regional coordinator for Mozilla clubs in the Gambia where she sees that she recruits more club captains in her community by mentoring and supporting them. As the Mozilla Representative in the Gambia too where she represents Mozilla in her country/region, builds on and supports existing/future local community efforts and programs, support and mentor future Mozilla Reps.
A product engineer at a software development company previously and currently, the country manager for Kubo, an open school platform in the Gambia, she hopes to see more women fearlessly obtain careers in software engineering, but her ultimate ambition is to build a community that works together to empower and encourage more females into the field of technology and as a 25 under 25 awardee from the Internet Society, 2017.
Juma envisions a future where her tech club members become future mentors to other girls, ensuring a strong, equitable role on the web for the next generation of women.
My name is Ndey Touray, am a youngster, studying ICT at Gambia Telecommunication and Multimedia Institute and am also studying cyber security at Sterling Consortium
Institute and I am a volunteer at the Mozilla club of HackathonGirls, Banjul and this is Why I joined Mozilla club of HackathonGirls: Since I was young I always wanted to learn something new and acquire skills that will benefit me in the future, that’s the main reason why I joined the club, and I know and belief that with HackthonGirls, I will achieve that.
Secondly as everything about Mozilla is voluntary service and I love to volunteer, Because” I Just don’t like to see the world, but make a difference in it”. I think we are created to help one another. Help comes in many forms, and I believe that volunteering is one of the ways to help. The bottom line is, it just feels good inside to give unconditional help. In short I like everything about Mozilla club of HacktahonGirls.
My name is Kaddijatou Sanneh, I am 21yrs old. I completed my 12yrs of education at Gambia senior secondary school where I obtained my school living certificate ,then I then further to Gambia telecommunication and multimedia institute where I study ICT up to diploma level and also am studying databases management and networking at sterling. Finally I do a two weeks training of satellite installation and also proud to be a volunteer at the Mozilla Club of HackathonGirls, where I help to empower girls in web literacy.
My aim Is to further my education as an ICT student so that I can impact the knowledge to my community member and work for my country.
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Ngenarr is a lady with inner peace and an ambassador for change. She is a graduate from the University of the Gambia with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and finance. She works as a project Officer at InSIST Global Ltd, the only software company in the Gambia that sells locally made software solutions. She is very active in participating in extracurricular activities in the community she lives in. She is part of the team that manages the social media contents of the Mozilla Club of HackathonGirls club Banjul, a club that provides web literacy to young girls in the Gambia.
She is also the Finance Director of the Oriented Minds Group (OMG), a group of young intellectuals and graduates from the University of the Gambia who came together to make a difference in our community. Her mission is to make sure that children are empowered to make a change in the world.