The GirlCode Academy platform is focused on human capital development of talented and aspiring young female Nigerians who have passion for acquiring technical skills in areas of product design and web application development. The project is positioned to encourage the participation of aspiring young women who are willing to delve into the field of programming and application development.
A platform to train young aspiring female developers & programmers, in programming/development skills to make them competitive, skilful and competent entrepreneur and professionals
Girlcode Academy was founded in 2017 with the applications opened in June, 2017 for Lagos residents only. The academy has successfully trained over 500 young women securing internship and full time engineering jobs for 20% of them. By 2022, GirlCode Academy will be operating in multiple cities across Nigeria both offline and online – to achieve the goal of training and empowering 1,000 young women yearly who want to learn product design, web and application development.
Meet The Team
Adeola Haruna is the Co-founder and Program Director of GirlCode Academy. Also, a full-time Product Manager at Onepipe.io where she champions innovative payment solutions. She’s an ardent believer in growth, self-reliance, and ingenuity.
The idea “GirlCode Academy” came to her after she noticed women had little to no representation in the Nigerian Tech space. She wanted to help bridge that gap by creating a path for more women to get into the field while hopefully inspiring the next generation of women.
She enjoys seeing the world through her camera lens, capturing landscapes, oceans, the night sky, amidst other things.