Carolyne Ekyarisiima

Dar es Salaam

Carolyne developed a passion for computers after being exposed to ICT after her Advanced Level. She holds a BSC in Computer science and MCS in Information Systems. Lecturing at a university made her realize how big the gender gap is in ICT. Carolyne believed in empowering girls with ICT skills because she believes in their capacity and innovation power.

Idea in brief

Apps and Girls aims to bridge the gender gap in ICT in Tanzania. By establishing coding clubs in schools and through holiday events such as workshops, exhibitions, hackathons, bootcamps and competitions, Apps and Girls inspires and empowers girls aged 10-18 to pursue computing. The vision? To give all girls in Tanzania the opportunity to improve their lives through ICT.


  • Tigo Tanzania