Meet these Forbes “30 Under 30” African social entrepreneurs changing the world

Theodora Aidoo December 04, 2019
Meet these Forbes "30 Under 30" African social entrepreneurs changing the world

Winnie Karanja

According to Forbes, women and people of color are underrepresented in STEM jobs and Maydm, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit, is fighting to close that gap by training girls and youth of colour on the skills needed to work in the technology sector thanks to 28-year-old founder Winnie Karanja.

Through Maydm, students are learning computer science. They receive mentorships, and internships through programs that prepare students for a future in STEM with the goal of empowering young people to become makers of technology.

Earlier this year, Maydm received two grants totaling nearly $100,000 which is aiding the increase of its programming as well as staff.  With the recent investment, operations leader Calley Mannion says Maydm will shift from after-school classes to single-day workshops and will expand its summer programs to accommodate more students.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: December 4, 2019


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