A lack of consistent mentorship models leads to a skills gap which affects the global competitiveness of Kenya’s students and graduates.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is ‘only for men’.
Mentoring programs can be enormously valuable for students, both in terms of their academic performance and their professional development.
Computer programming is best learned through practice, but students in developing economies don’t always have access to desktop or laptop computers. Mobile phones may be the solution.