Episode 2 of First Class Material features the phenomenal Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin who is reshaping female inclusiveness in Africas’ IT Sector.
Abisoye is the program director of Pearls Africa Youth Foundation. She has won numerous awards because of her work with girls. Through her NGO, she educates young Nigerian girls in under-served areas with technology skills that enable them to code and develop IT products.
The CNN Heroes honoree revealed on First Class Material that she decided to teach girls to code because “we don’t have a lot of females in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) space.”
Realizing that the women in STEM were just a “minority”, Abisoye set out to empower more women by catching them young.
A great number of girls have been positively impacted by Abisoye’s work. Not only have they been empowered with important skills, but some have also been able to get meaningful employment following their training.
Abisoye revealed that organizations reach out to her NGO asking for female programmers because they believe female programmers bring a different perspective from what the male programmers bring.
Beneficiaries of Abisoye’s training also spoke about what they’ve learnt from their training and how they are using the knowledge to solve real life problems.
First Class Material is sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria and is brought to you by Linda Ikeji TV. The docuseries features exceptional Nigerians who are performing outstandingly locally and globally.