To build a community that will encourage and empower more females into the tech field.Learn more
We run STEM based projects for young girls aimed at equipping them with the requisite skills to solve problems around them.
We want our younger women to explore different aspects of what it means to be an engineer in a fun, hands-on environment. Girls will learn leadership skills such as goal setting and effective communication, and engage in activities that showcase different engineering disciplines. Participants will also design and create engineering projects throughout the week under the guidance of our Engineering Mentors and Institutions.
The aim is to arm young women who have a vested interest in science with the skills and confidence to pursue higher education and/or a career in STEM fields. At HackathonGirls, we recognize that accessing and participating in STEM fields for women and girls is critical to achieving gender equality.
The aim is to provide participants with the skills they need so they can be informed contributors and creators of digital world. We want to help shift the default to one where women have a strong, equitable role in reading, writing and participating on the web - and, ultimately, help lead the next wave of openness, innovation and inclusive opportunities online.
Poor participation of girls in mathematics is particularly troubling, as this is a gateway discipline to other fields. It is not only advantageous to have studied intermediate or advanced level mathematics at secondary school, but in many cases it is requisite to tertiary study in STEM disciplines, such as engineering and computing and we hope to organize programs to encourage more girls to do their maths well.
Since 2016, we have 50 volunteers in the HackathonGirls community and have organized over 50 events. We've been to 5 schools in the country and our mentees have explored a greater knowledge of how to use a computer, code, and design animations that rejects societal problems like female genital cutting and teenage pregnancy which empowers them.
In August 2018, three of our girls traveled to Mexico to attend a Robotics competition with youths from around the world. We continue to use technology to change the life of African girls...
Read our Event Report to learn more about the impact we make.
Years of experience
With our Mozilla clubs at 5 schools in the country.
We have trained girls who will become mentors for the next generations of women in technology.
We have organized events in the Gambia and impacted 100+ girls and women.
Read what some of our Hackaton Girls have to say:
"Being selected to participate at the FIRST GLOBAL 2018 challenge robotics competition in Mexico to represent Africa (Team Africa) from the Mozilla Club of HackathonGirls..."
Ida Camara, 18 years old, August 2018Read her full Testimonial
Exposed to ICT
"Before I joined the Mozilla club of HackathonGirls I had B's and C's in my computer lessons but my experience with the club has exposed me to see that ICT is really fun and interesting and now I get A's in my computer lessons in school..."
Nyima Darboe, 13 Years old, November 2017Read her full Testimonial
"I started at the club with no knowledge in computing, but with the help of the club today I am web literate, as I can now use the internet to do research and use it in the right way..."
Amie Sankareh, 16 years old, May 2018Read her full Testimonial
We couldn’t be here without the support from amazing people and organisations who will be donating money, knowledge and time to help us make this a reality. If you want to contribute and support our goal, please contact us or click on the donate button
Those incredible companies made a pledge to diversity and are actively helping us to change the ratio in the tech industry.Learn more