Vodacom kicks off 2019 Code Like A Girl project

According to a news report, through its Code Like A Girl project, Vodacom will teach coding skills to 500 school-going female learners from across eight provinces in South Africa. 

The project which was launched in 2017 aims at empowering girls between the ages of 14 and 18, and encourages them to develop an interest in information and communications technology (ICT) careers.

Commenting on the 2019 edition of the programme which will take place during the winter school holidays from 24 June to 05 July, the Chief Officer of Corporate Affairs at Vodacom, Takalani Netshitenzhe, said that ‘the Code Like A Girl programme is designed to give girls an interest in a sector currently more popular with boys, helping widen their opportunities and increase their future career choices.’