Young children under the age of fifteen make up one-third of the Libyan population, and today these children face seemingly insurmountable odds at securing a bright future. Thus, the need to engage Libya’s children in projects that rehabilitate and better their mental condition is now more urgent than ever.
Half of Libya’s population is female, and in Libyan culture most women depend on the male figure of the family for financial support. This dependence is not only unpractical in our modern world, but restricts a woman’s freedoms and right of self-determination. Widows, divorcees, and orphans face a far more precarious situation, and are mainly left dependent on state welfare handouts and charities for support. This reality is untenable and requires immediate solutions.
In today’s business environment, computational thinking skills are not only beneficial to careers in virtually every sector, but are essential to the growth and success of any public or private enterprise. Developing these skills among the Libyan populace will have long term and sustainable benefits, especially among younger generations, who will be inspired to lead the advancement of a prosperous and democratic Libyan society for years to come.
Women who are unable to leave their homes and go to work regularly due to various challenges, either from warfare, transport restrictions, family obligations, or because they belong to conservative families, now will have the opportunity to work from home as computer programmers and coders, website developers, graphic designers, and as other various skilled “techies”. Having the convenience of flexible working hours from home is a great solution for mothers who need to balance their work and family/child-care obligations.
Technology is an ever-expanding field, and our projects aim to educate and empower women with 21st Century technical skills, so they can gain self-confidence, and become proactive and self-reliant!
She Codes seeks to build the foundations for the establishment of a successful female-led entrepreneurial eco-system in Libya. Our aim is to minimize and eventually eliminate the heavy dependency on men for the livelihood of women in Libyan society, and to usher in a new era of female led and managed sustainable enterprises and employment opportunities.
We aim to support, raise awareness and educate Libyan society on the social benefits of female empowerment. Ultimately, our objective is to empower women to become fully independent and self-reliant, and to help bridge the gender gap in the technology industry. Our target is to train at least 300 Libyan women every year and help them launch their own private enterprises, and/or acquire lucrative employment opportunities. Over the next three years, our total target is to train and certify 1000 female graduates, creating more than a thousand value-adding sustainable jobs.
According to the World Economic Forum report, the demand on traditional jobs has decreased, while demand is continually growing year after year for tech-related jobs in computer programming, software development, information security analysis, and other fields. By the year 2020, two million additional tech jobs will be created worldwide.
Investments and business ventures are filled with uncertainty – which is why She Codes will stake its future on the development of highly skilled and ambitious females, rather than conventional plans and archaic structures.
She Codes is all about building community for networking and bringing tech-women together, to empower each other, and spread the culture of empowering women, from the class room to the boardroom, where we will provide full support, consultancy and training, for women to become independent and advance in their career.
We are a team of subject-matter experts, 5 creative females specialized in programming, writing, Engineering, Business. In addition to marketing and logistics specialists. The team has full knowledge of the local context, in addition to a global vision and world-class skill
She Codes aims to both creating a business that can yield a return on investment as well as a social enterprise that conducts its commercial activities in a way that maximizes the empowerment of the Libyan females. This dual mission means that we will make choices that are not designed to move us to profitability in the shortest possible time but build a long term capability based on skilled and ambitious females.
At She Codes our mission is clear: to empower Libyan women. We are doing this by nurturing the brightest females’ minds in Libya; teaching, coaching, and mentoring. In addition to attracting international talent and investment that can help us lead the way in tech-related fields.