Martha Chumo had her light bulb moment when she was 18 years old. Having been denied a visa to the US to go to a hacking school and seeing the need in her own country for such schools, she decided to open her own. Today, this school has introduced 110 Kenyan and 44 South Sudanese children to programming and thus given them a chance to find technology related jobs. The students also learn to use technology to find sustainable solutions to community problems.
Martha is deeply passionate about bringing programming to more students in her country. “Programming”, she says, “is like magic. Anything and everything I have in my mind I can now create and make real for everyone to see.”