Pulse Women's Month Meet Ernestina Edem Appiah, the ICT whisperer

On the BBC's list of 100 Women in 2015, where the company chooses it most inspirational women, the only Ghanaian was Ernestina Edem Appiah

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Ernestina Appiah (left) is founder of Ghana Code Club play

Ernestina Appiah (left) is founder of Ghana Code Club

(Facebook / Ghana Code Club)
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Every year, the British Broadcasting Corporation selects entrepreneurs, activists, medics and more - the women the BBC believes are working to change their world.

The brand released their list for 2015 on 18th November last year via their website.

According to the BBC, last year's list focused on octogenarians sharing life lessons; 'good girl' film-makers discussing expectations; nursing; five high-profile women; and the only Ghanaian on the list for 2015 is Ernestina Edem Appiah.

Ernestina Appiah is a 38 year-old social entrepreneur, who doubles as the founder of the Ghana Code Club. From the NGO's website, "Ghana Code Club is an after school activity program being organized in all basic schools in Ghana for children between the ages of 9-18. Healthy Career Initiative, a Non Governmental Organization registered in Ghana are the organizers of the Code Clubs."

Some students at a Ghana Code Club session play

Some students at a Ghana Code Club session

(Facebook / Ghana Code Club)


The NGO works with ICT teachers from each school by creating projects and training them to meet goals and objectives. These projects teach children how to program by example showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.

Ernestina with some students at a Ghana Code Club session play

Ernestina with some students at a Ghana Code Club session

(Facebook / Ghana Code Club)


She wants to launch Ghana Code Club in most, if not all, basic schools in Ghana.

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