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Code like a Girl

What the program is about

This is an initiative that contributes to building a more digital, inclusive, sustainable future on the continent while tackling low representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through a structured educational programme that targets underprivileged girls. The purpose is to introduce underprivileged girls to coding basics and careers paths that are related to current and future skills gaps while also building a talent pipeline that speaks to our current and future skills needs.

How the program will be delivered

The program will be delivered through a series of 5-Day Coding Bootcamps using a hybrid model that will cater for on-site and virtual participants. The On-Site Coding Bootcamps are hosted at 19 Vodacom School of Excellences located in all 9 provinces of South Africa, targeting girls in schools in and around the locations. The Virtual Coding Bootcamps are hosted Virtually, accessible to girls from anywhere in the country

Who should register for the program

  • Girls between ages of 14 – 18 who are interested in a STEM career path
  • For the on-site Bootcamp, the participant must be a learner at a school or nearby a school that has a Vodacom School of Excellence which is equipped with laptops and internet connectivity.
  • For Virtual Bootcamp, you must have access to a computer with internet connectivity

Why you should attend the program

  • Get earmarked for our Mainstream Bursary Program, which opens doors to our Early Career Programs and a long-term career journey at Vodacom.
  • Get a head start on coding basics and learn how it affects and shapes the current and future world of work.
  • Launch a coding career path by earning an accredited qualification

When the program will take place

The Virtual Bootcamp will be live from the 1st – 31st July 2024

How you register:

To participate in the Onsite or Virtual Bootcamp Level 1, please register using the ‘Register now’ button below.

Please note:
Onsite Bootcamp Level 1 will take place at Schools of Excellence across the country. Please see list of schools on the following link:

Virtual Bootcamp Level 1 is online, and learning is self-paced. All modules must be completed by 31st of July 2024

For queries, please contact the program management team on: