About

Our Purpose

Launched in 2014, Tech Republic Africa® (TRA) is a social enterprise dedicated to expanding engagement in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) by making it available to more students, and increasing participation by women and those from less privileged backgrounds. TRA develops education experiences and game-based tools to validate student learning of core STEAM skills identified for university and career success.

Across Africa, high potential youth generally lack exposure to education and career pathways in STEAM early enough to shape their life outcomes, educational performance, and workforce preparation to meet the demands of the global economy. Our vision is that every student should have the opportunity to learn STEAM and computer science skills.

 

I have never, ever seen my students so excited about learning.
Elijah Ouma, Teacher

 

The girls are so inspired and energized. Their newfound confidence is amazing.
Umi Ibrahim, Coach

Our Services

CS & STEAM Education |
90%
Games for Learning Development |
55%
Business Education Skills |
45%
Mentorship |
30%

Our Goals & Metrics

Inspire students |
80%
Create fantastic courses |
50%
Improve gender diversity in STEAM |
60%
Go national |
30%

Our Partners and Corporate Supporters

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Our Founders

Amanda Gicharu

Amanda Gicharu

Co-founder

Amanda is a media and technology leader in Africa who has held leadership roles at Amanda’s Kitchen, Google, and United Nations. She is an award winning communicator, with proven project management skills overseeing varied initiatives, providing motivation and strategic vision.

Arnold Kemoli

Arnold Kemoli

Co-founder

With Masters level technical qualifications from Germany, Arnold posses dynamic system engineering skills. He is a high-energy software developer with proven leadership skills in innovating and managing development of diverse cross-functional applications across 11 countries in Europe and Africa.