Technology is the key to unlocking all sorts of opportunities for the youth, and no one knows that better than Noluvuyo Gqadu, founder of CodeNgwana, which teaches children from disadvantaged areas how to code. “I’ve also written stories about technology for kids and have published three books, including a coding encyclopaedia that has been translated into isiXhosa and Setswana,” she says. Gqadu is involved in numerous initiatives that close the digital divide. Most recently, she helped translate the Massachusetts Institution of Technology Scratch Junior curriculum into isiXhosa. She’s also a mentor at the Miller Center of Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. She contributes to the food security space in Nigeria and early childhood development in Kenya, where she mentors organisations and helps them scale. Gqadu is also a board member for Waves for Change, which teaches surf therapy to kids.
Our South Africa can become self-sustainable and we can create projects for job creations for our youth