• 9 The Straight, Straight Avenue, Pineslopes, Fourways, 2194
  • Mail us: info@africateengeeks.co.za

About Us

About Us

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7

Years Since ATG's Inception

  • Train the Trainer coding and robotics classes
  • Girl Geek Summit
  • STEM Digital School
  • Holiday coding and robotics classes

We are Africa Teen Geeks

Meeting the Disadvantaged with IT Skills and Exposure

Our Mission

Africa Teen Geeks exists to eliminate the barriers faced by disadvantaged communities in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Our work allows our clients to innovatively provide products and services to people around the world safer, faster, cleaner and more economically than ever before.

Background

Only 5% of South African schools offer computer science with majority of them being in affluent schools leaving the poor majority of poor black African children out. The main reason beside the apartheid legacy is the lack of qualified IT teachers in black townships. Africa Teen Geeks is looking to change this by training high potential unemployed youth and placing them in poor schools to introduce computer science closing the opportunity gap where access to technology education for poor kids.

Highlight

The highlight for us was when Africa Teen Geeks successfully hosted its first computer science week where we exposed 12,500 children from disadvantaged communities to computer science at UNISA labs across South Africa in 2015. 98% of those kids had never touched a computer before; by the end of the day they had written their first code. Some were already dreaming of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg. In 2020 we have been able to reach over 600 000 stakeholders through Zoom classes with over +1 000 000 recorded views on our YouTube page working with over 2 000 volunteers nationally. The impact continues to grow and we keep working diligently to provide a bright future to our geniuses who must not be held back by their realities or challenges; that is really why we are here.

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More About Us

Pragmatic Alignment

We place a strong emphasis on closing the opportunity gap and social inequality by targeting historically marginalised communities to gain access to STEM and coding programs and career opportunities.

Collaborative Network

We have a national-level partnership, curricular alignment, and national scale public school deployment channels already established with the department of Basic Education.  Africa Teen Geeks is the Departments’ go-to partner for coding and digital-platform education. Multiple partnerships and sponsorships are already in place with notable multinational corporations, UNICEF, and the government.

Institutional Capacity

ATG possesses the capacity and experience to receive and distribute in-kind product donations.  Our strong relationship with the Department of Education allows us to identify and deploy equipment to schools which lack computers and other IT infrastructure.

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Our Impact in South Africa

01
Accessibility
Digital accessibility and literacy for the most vulnerable.
02
Governmental Support
Accelerating support to governments (e-education)
03
Teaching
To date, we have developed 2000 teachers tutoring STEM subjects.

Our Achievements

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800000 +

Students reached

3800

Schools reached

73

Events held

21

Partners

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