The #RewritingTheCode campaign aims to change the attitudes that prevent girls from going to school. We need to give them access to technology to increase their learning opportunities and help them fulfil their potential.
About the #RewritingTheCode campaign
Why don’t girls around the world have equal access to education? Why don’t women have equal pay and equal opportunity in the workplace?
Embedded values start before a girl is even born and shape the world around her. Too often people are OK with saying: "That’s not for girls. Girls aren’t good at that. Girls belong at home. Girls can wait."
But imagine a world where we change those embedded values and girls around the world have the opportunity to become all that they can be. Girls are powerful and ready to lead if given the opportunity. Let’s break down those barriers.
Through the #RewritingTheCode campaign and our Code Clubs projects, we can help rewrite the future for a generation of women by making this the moment we help change embedded values. We want a future where no girl is left out of the classroom, the boardroom or the conversation - we want girls to become future leaders.
The story so far
We launch two new Code Clubs in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania in collaboration with BRAC.
The first cohort of girls graduate from the Code Clubs.
We launch a new Code Club in the Nigerian city Lagos in collaboration with the Oando Foundation.
March 4, 2016
Theirworld’s first Code Clubs for girls are launched in Kenya and Uganda, in partnership with Kano, Codeacademy and Africa Gathering.
March 3, 2016
We launch the #RewritingTheCode campaign at Facebook's International Women’s Day event in London.
Tech hub launches in double-shift school in Lebanon