Moringa School Announces Launch of Women’s Boot Camp

Moringa School is launching a women’s bootcamp program in November 2017. Moringa will run the software development program with a 50% subsidy to graduate over 100 women and test the effectiveness of coding bootcamps on women’s outcomes.

Powered by Moringa School, Moringa Prep will begin running in November 2017. Students will access world-class coding content, curated and created by Moringa School and an innovative blended learning environment, where they learn by doing. In January, selected students will move on to Moringa Core, where they will specialize in Android development paired with soft skills matched to employer needs.

Moringa School currently has 25% women in their classes and are working actively to increase that number.

“This partnership could not have come at a better time,” says Audrey Cheng, Moringa CEO. “We’ve been testing and iterating our content and education model for the last 3 years and are excited to push more for diversity so that more women can access our high quality education and outcomes program.”

Stacey Ondimu, Moringa’s Director of Operations, has led organizations, like Rupu, in Kenya for the last 7 years.

“There are many barriers for women to get into tech, and I’ve experienced a number of them myself,” Ondimu says. “As Moringa’s management team is mostly women, we believe in breaking the glass ceiling and supporting more women to gain the relevant skills to kick off their careers.”

Savannah Kunovsky, Moringa’s CTO, has been involved in diversity and inclusion in tech for the last 5 years. She started the women’s group at Hack Reactor, a Silicon Valley-based network of coding schools.

“Supporting gender diversity and inclusion starts with bringing in more female voices into the room,” says Kunovsky. “And to do that, we need to train more women to have skills in traditionally male-dominated industries.”

About Moringa School

Founded in April 2014, Moringa School is a world-class career accelerator transforming higher education in Africa, starting with computer science. With a 95% job placement rate, content matched to the job market and a cutting edge teaching methodology, students graduate as top mobile or web developers. Moringa currently offers Moringa Prep (a 5-week, full-time, fundamentals of programming course) and Moringa Core (a 15-week, full-time advanced programming course). Moringa School has been recognized for its high quality and innovative education model by the World Bank, IFC, Forbes and Financial Times.

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