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She codes is a social enterprise that aims to empower women and children by equipping them with computational, coding and programming skills, in order to bridge the skills, and the gender gap in the tech-industry.

She codes’ main goal is making a measurable, permanent impact in the lives of women, and children by helping them to see their own phenomenal potential. To help women become independent, and to build the foundation of a thriving entrepreneurial eco-system targeting females in Libya, by teaching them entrepreneurial and life skills Moreover, She Codes’ also aims to engage Libyan children in meaningful projects, to mentor the next generation, also to inspire and empower them, by teaching them hard skills and foster those skills, and eventually create a community, where children have access to all the tools needed to explore their creativity and reach their full potential.

Why Women and children

The Libyan women are half of the Libyan society (48.7%). However, according to the World Bank, the female labor force participation rate is 25.8% in Libya in 2017. Despite progress in women’s status in recent decades, the lives of millions of girls and women are overshadowed by discrimination, disempowerment and poverty, Millions of women throughout the world are subject to physical violence, with little recourse to justice and education. As a result of this discrimination, girls are less likely to attend school; nearly one out of every ten girls who enroll in primary school in developing countries does not complete a primary education. In most regions of the world, women receive less formal education than men, hence, the empowerment of women’s education and the improvement of their social life are highly important, because education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development of their communities. Also improving the status of women, women with relevant skills to become competitive in the local labour market, and enhances their decision-making capacity at all levels in all spheres of life.

The 21st century challenges faced by our schools, and using the traditional schooling approaches makes the process of producing an inspiring generation a difficult task, therefore, putting all effort into reflecting the importance of 21st century skills in education policies and plans is highly important, in order to expand their reasoning and understanding of the world, and also encouraging environment allows children to become more confident of their views and opinions.

Education levels among women correlate with improving the outcome of the next generations.