At WeThinkCode_, we believe that African youth have the potential to recode the continent’s future. Our mission is to source, develop and place world-class African digital
talent globally through a network of tuition-free software-engineering schools across the continent.
Since WeThinkCode_ launched in 2016, we have successfully opened two campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town with more than 400 students. By 2024, we aim to open three new campuses across the continent.
We democratise education
WeThinkCode_ democratises education by making it open and accessible to all talented young people. We source high potential software engineers regardless of previous education, financial means or socio-economic background. Through an innovative online application process, we source top talent from all backgrounds.
We revolutionise learning
At WeThinkCode_ there are no teachers, no classes, and students learn through a peer to-peer problem solving environment. In partnership with world-class institution Ecole 42 (based in Paris and Silicon Valley), WeThinkCode_ trains young minds to become software engineers that think differently and are equip with skills to thrive in the digital era.
We partner with companies looking for tech skills
Tuition-free, our two-year course is sponsored by companies looking to thrive in the digital economy and secure their tech talent pipelines. Corporate partners provide
financial support, skills development and a path to employment for students. In return, students pledge to complete two 4-month internships with Corporate Sponsors and work
for the sponsor at the end of their studies. This model has been proven to bridge the tech skills gap between academia and the industry by turning out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through a two-year intensive program integrating both work-based and schoolbased learning in computer programming.
We are more than just coding
We have developed our Coding You For Success Framework, which is built around our core values and aims to instil the key behaviours and life skills to best prepare WeThinkCode_ students for their internships and job placement as software engineers at
our Corporate Sponsors. WeThinkCode_ is non profit company with a strong social mission and a sustainable business model.