MORINGA SCHOOL: TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ICT INNOVATORS

Emerging schools in Africa such as Moringa School are working hard to create the next generation of  web and mobile developers and innovators. The school is now considered to be one of the premier coding schools in the African continent. It was co-founded in 2014 by Frank Tamre and Audrey Cheng.

Due to their rigorous curriculum that is focused on producing quality developers, their top-notch graduates are readily finding great jobs (nearly 99% placement) and a large boost in their earnings (by as high as 350% of their previous earnings).

Moringa School works in partnership with the Hack Reactor, a top Silicon valley coding school based in San Francisco. They also follow Hack Reactor’s curriculum model.

For her work at the school, Cheng was one of the winners of the Africa Top Women Innovators Challenge 2016 by  World Economic Forum. She was also named in the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list. Cheng is also a blogger at Huffington Post and a graduate of NorthWestern University. She previously worked with the Nairobi based venture capital firm Savannah Fund hence her connection with Kenya.

It is noted in many articles that Tamre, a self-taught developer, dropped out of both the Nairobi University and the Strathmore Business School. In 2015, he was listed in the Top 40 under 40 list by Business Daily Africa.

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