Mariéme Jamme founded I Am The Code in order to give young women in marginalised communities the ability to use and create new digital technologies.
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Raised in Senegal, Marieme taught herself to read and write at the age of 16. Now she runs I Am The Code, an organisation to help educate young women in Africa how to code and create their own digital fingerprint. Since its beginnings, it has become the only UN supported organisation of its type in the world.