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Lusa - Business News - EurAfrican Forum: 'I Am the Code' aims to teach 1 million women to code




Cascais, July 10 (lusa) - Mariéme Jamme of the I Am the Code organisation aims to teach 1 million women and girls to programme computers by 2030 to allow them to escape poverty and violence and find a better future in their countries of origin.
The social entrepreneur, originally from Senegal, is the founder of I Am the Code, and will open the 1st EurAfrican Forum in Cascais on Tuesday showing how technological education can contribute to a better future. As it did for her.
Jamme's story was not initially a happy one. Born in Senegal, she was trafficked to France at the age of 13 to work as a prostitute and walked the streets until she was rescued by police and sent to a refugee centre, she said in an interview with Lusa.
Late literacy (from the age of 16) did not stop her from trying for a new life in the United Kingdom, where she eventually settled and founded the I Am The Code movement, a project that has so far reached 10,000 girls from 60 countries.
The goal is to reach, "1 million by 2030," preferably targeting women and girls who are victimes of violence or live in difficult conditions.
Jamme told Lusa the training gives these women and girls pride and dignity, security, and tools they can use to stay safe at home and build their own websites and to become entrepreneurs.
The aim is to ensure that girls are not trafficked into Europe, that they do not suffer what Jamme herself suffered, alone, 'without family, and without love," she said. This experience was very traumatic for me," she added.
Jamme gave Brazil as an example of one of the countries where I Am The Code is already implemented, ensuring that in three months ithas helped reduce child prostitution by 47% in shanty towns or 'favelas.'
She said it was absolutely shocking that in 2018, girls live in these conditions, adding she wants to end the cycle of poverty and help girls stay in their countries, by learning to code.
I Am the Code begins by identifying girls or young women at risk of poverty or who may be victims of genital mutilation, marginalisation or human trafficking "living in fragile societies," and find local partners to develop their educational programmes.
It also seeks to engage governments and the private sector, as well as the communities themselves, to help executives design policies that are more women-friendly and help them to think with empathy and compassion.
Feelings that jamme said were not very apparent in the current European migratory policies.
Recalling her own life story as well as her brother's - a refugee who arrived by boat from Libya to Italy and is currently living in Germany - Jammee stressed that everyone wants to be happy, thrive, and feel secure.
Dhe said she hoped, therefore, that the 1st edition of the EurAfrican Forum, in which she is taking part on Tuesday and brings together African and European leaders at an event geared towards the younger generations, will also serve to change relations between Europe and Africa.
She said Europe has always looked at Africans as if Africans wanted to come to Europe. But, according to her, Africans no longer want to come to Europe, they want to stay at home. "I think what we need to do is find partnerships that make sense. We need to find a balanced relationship between the two continents, because Europe needs Africa and Africa needs Europe," she concluded.

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Date : 2018-07-11 08:14:39







 

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