Betelhem Dessie, is a young tech tutor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dessie has been a tech tutor for three years. Using iCog, Dessie has partnered with two projects. One is iCog Anyone Can Code, teaches children between ages eight to eighteen the basics of coding and robotics. The second is Solve It, a democratized technology on solving community problems by the local people. The aim of the projects is to educate and build human capital in Ethiopia and Africa. Importantly, to address technology biased where less women and people of color are represented in technology.
Young people, male and female in Ethiopia are learning to use technology to address community challenges.
This social start up uses technology tutoring to address technology inequities, or technological bias against women and people of color.
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Story shared by Margaret Sergon, USA