About

The Ghana Code Club is an after-school program that teaches children computer programming skills. Children between ages 5-17 can join any of our Computer Science programs from Schools, Community Centers and Libraries to learn to create computer games, animations, interactive arts, websites and mobile apps.

Our Believe

We believe that computer programming and other technical skills are a tool of empowerment

Our Mission

Ensuring that every child and youth particularly girls have access to the skills they need to thrive in our increasingly digital world. We envision a prosperous Ghana in which the next generations have the knowledge and confidence to harness the power of technology to achieve economic and personal fulfillment.

Our Vision

To give every child the skills, confidence, and opportunity to change their world.

Why Should Kids learn to code?

Children who are given the opportunity to learn to code now will be better equipped to succeed in a world which increasingly requires digital skills. Coding is a skill which children use at school, but it can also play a role in their hobbies and careers; helping them become doctors, artists, engineers and more. This is because in learning to code, particularly in a group setting, children develop a series of additional skills.

How It Started...

Ghana Code Club was founded by Ernestina Appiah through her registered NGO Healthy Career Initiative in Ghana in 2015.

Ernestina believes that computer programming and other technical skills is a tool of empowerment. This is the reason why she has formed a team with a mission to ensuring that every child and youth particularly girls have access to the skills they need to thrive in our increasingly digital world. We envision a prosperous Ghana in which the next generation has the knowledge and confidence to harness the power of technology to achieve economic and personal fulfillment.

Ghana Code Club has gradually become champions for coding education in Ghana, driving results through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, research and advocacy.

Our Impact

50,000+

kids across Ghana trained

500+

teachers trained

100+

schools and centers

200+

mentors have volunteered in our programs to help others learn

These statistics are combined from all of our educational programs since 2015.

Diversity, innovation, creativity and passion is the backbone for our success

Diversity, innovation, creativity and passion is the backbone for our success

Our Team

Meet our Core Team, our Regional Co-ordinators, Developers, and our Board of Directors that drive our mission forward.
Tina
Leon
Noella
Mustapha Diyaol Haqq

How We Do It

Each program

is designed with a specific community in mind. Our programs are grounded in leading research and best-practices, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each learner community.

Code on wheels

In fulfilling our mission, “Ensuring that every child in Ghana is equipped with digital skills, “Ghana Code Club is happy to introduce for the first time in Ghana, Community Coding program on Wheels.[...]

After School code clubs

We organize teacher training and support for volunteers and educators to run free, extra-curricular coding clubs for children. Clubs can be run from a range of venues, from schools, libraries, to community centers.[...]

Saturday code school (I READ I CODE)

The goal of this weekend school for kids between 5-12 is to increase reading skills , fluency with computational thinking and programming concepts.[...]

Summer Holidays Bootcamp

During summer, we introduces kids between ages 10-18 to Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming.[...]

eSkills4girls Club Initiative

We are so excited to have been chosen by the Africa Code Week organizers to become a proud member of the #eskills4girls Africa Network. The G20 #eSkills4Girls initiative aims at tackling the existing gender digital divide in particular in low income and developing countries. [...]

Girls in ICT Program

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in recognition of the important role ICTs play in meeting objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular women empowerment, has adopted a resolution on gender mainstreaming with the support of Member [...]