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CodeBus Africa is a 100-day adventure into creative technology and youth empowerment.

We bring together African and Finnish innovators in tech and education to organise creative coding workshops for youth in 10 African countries in February–May 2017. Through the project, we hope to inspire youth to discover and make use of technology in their lives. We target especially girls, empowering them to explore technology’s possibilities for their future.

CodeBus is part of Finland’s 100th independence celebration and the official Finland 100 programme. The centenary celebration emphasises values of equality and democracy, which are encapsulated in the jubilee’s core theme – “together”. These values are implemented through projects under the Finland 100 programme that cover a wide array of themes, including children and youth, corporate cooperation and science, research and education. By fusing African and Finnish efforts and know-how and bridging the gender gap in tech, CodeBus serves as an expression of the very essence of a 100-year-old Finland.

In addition to our Finnish partners Aalto University, Aalto Global Impact, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, mehackit and Nokia, we collaborate with multiple tech hubs and educational institutes in 10 African countries. Learn more about the local partners here.