This Co-Ed Coding Class For Teens In Ghana Is Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

April 3, 2015 6:50 PM

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This Co-Ed Coding Class For Teens In Ghana Is Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

Regina Agyare didn't initially include boys in her computer coding class. But after one male student expressed his discontent at seeing "girls being empowered," she spotted an opportunity.

Agyare -- the brainpower behind Tech Needs Girls, an initiative launched by her software development company, Soronko Solutions -- runs a weekly class teaching tech skills to students above a mosque in Accra, Ghana. In a slum area of the city where many girls marry young and are denied an education,...

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