Andela has opened its first all-female fellowship in Uganda giving young girls a full-time employment opportunity to hone the skills their need to become global technology leaders regardless of their previous career choices.

The four year intensive learning and real work experience exposes the applicants to the world’s leading engineering teams where they learn and master the professional and technical skills needed in the digital age.

Kampala Uganda is Uganda’s third African market after Kenya and Nigeria where the firm is building high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers.

“The Kampala tech scene is vibrant, growing, and full of entrepreneurial spirit and untapped potential,” says Andela Chief Strategy Officer Wambui Kinya. “Andela is excited to support and contribute to the growth of the Ugandan tech ecosystem by providing a hub for brilliant minds to learn and collaborate.”

Founded in 2014, Andela has raised $40M in venture funding from investors including Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Spark Capital. With more than 80 current company partners and growing demand, Andela is on track to nearly double its base of elite, Africa-based software developers by the end of the year.

Andela Uganda Application Deadline is 5th October 2017.