Queens Young Leaders Award : The Queens Young Leaders Award is awarded to exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the globe who are using their skill to improve their communities.
Brightest Young Minds Delegates : This award is given to individuals between 20 and 32 who have demonstrated their commitment to positive social change.
WeTech Seed Fund Grantee : The Seed Fund supports programs that provide women and girls access to training and information in computer science.
Transformation Cup for Mountain and Ski Clubs Excellent Outreach Project : UCT sports awards
Palma Merit Award : Awarded for bringing honour to Rustenburg.
Code4CT Emma Dicks is the founder of Code4CT, an 18-month programme which introduces high school girls to web building skills, coding, design-focused thinking and exposes them to opportunities in the IT industry. The program teaches coding in a way that is appealing to girls: it's fun, creative and a powerful tool for social impact.
The Code4CT programme has three key outcomes: to develop skills, shift girls' perceptions about what they are capable of and foster an empowering environment for aspiring coders. Throughout the program there are a variety of guest speakers who give the girls insight into the possibilities within the tech industry. The final event involves the girls pitching their product to their clients.
For Emma, the focus is on helping young women to create sustainable solutions to pressing problems in South Africa. The curriculum she developed is fun and creative, and frames tech as a powerful tool for social change. In addition, the programme ensures that girls have access to devices, connectivity and creative learning spaces, an enabling network of tutors and mentors, and bursaries and internships to allow them to achieve the dreams that Code4CT hopes to inspires in them.The programme has since grown and due to popular demand, it now offers additional workshops in more locations across Cape Town.
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