The Tech Impact Academy
An experienced-based learning platform for (aspiring) African software developers.
The Future of Africa's Talent Pool
In Africa, there's no shortage of talent and potential among aspiring software developers. Unfortunately, many of them face significant obstacles in their journey to success - from a lack of resources and practical experience to a shortage of mentorship opportunities.
We’re passionate about empowering African developers to reach their full potential and unleash their talents on the global stage. Through our experienced-based learning platform, the Tech Impact Academy we focus on providing accessible, high-quality development journeys, we are helping to unleash Africa’s tech talent.
What the Tech Impact Academy Offers
Our high-quality education and mentorship programs are designed to provide aspiring developers with the skills and practical experience needed to access the international job market.
Grow together with a community of developers to collaborate on projects, share ideas, and get feedback from experienced mentors.
Project based junior roles
Our program offers project based junior roles and job placement assistance to help you transition smoothly into your career as a software developer.
Personalised career guidance
Get tailored guidance for your career path with our personalised career coaching. Our experts will help you identify your strengths, define your goals, and create a roadmap to success.
Project based learning
Develop practical skills by working on real-life projects that challenge you to think creatively and apply what you learn.
The fee for each track is $300, payable upfront or through instalments. Limited scholarships are available; indicate interest on the application form.
Diverse Learning Tracks
Track 1: Fullstack web development
Track 2: Frontend frameworks
Explores popular and frontend frameworks. ReactJS with Bootstrap and Vue3 with TailwindCSS, allocating 7 weeks to each pair. Two weeks for the final assignment.
Focused on NodeJS and ExpressJS. One or two weeks of front-end (React, Vue). Databases, API’s. Relational and non-relational databases.
Track 4: Backend microservices
Emphasizing structured frontend-backend communication. It includes a Python basics review and explores frameworks like Django and possibly FastAPI.
TIA made me a global competitor
I was a Senior Advisor with a multinational company in Uganda seeking to transition into the Tech arena. Before joining TIA, I undertook self-taught courses at Scrimba and Freecodecamp which introduced me to frontend web development. On completion of the courses, I was yearning for collaboration, direct mentorship and guided internships and there came TIA.
Senior adviser to Software developer
TIA has transformed my confidence
The learning experience was immersive and dynamic. The hands-on projects, real-world scenarios, and collaborative atmosphere made the journey both challenging and exciting. TIA's approach is not just about acquiring knowledge but applying it in a meaningful way.
My tech soft skills have improved
The learning experience was incredibly insightful, offering not just technical knowledge but also valuable real-world applications in both professional endeavours and everyday life. I feel significantly more confident in my abilities post-academy and am eager to continue growing as a full-stack developer.
Osamudiame Ruth Igbinoba
A mentorship program for aspiring world-class software engineers
Smooth and nice, I get to chat with our tutor more and interact with my fellow students. I loved the whole experience, it was worth it. I’m more than ready because the soft skills section has filled the gap that was missing in my career.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Tech Impact Academy and why was it created
The Tech Impact Academy is an innovative platform designed for African software developers seeking experiential learning. It provides a variety of courses, resources, and mentorship opportunities aimed at empowering aspiring developers to excel in their careers. Established to tackle the "missing middle" in the African developer pipeline, this initiative recognizes that many individuals in Africa possess foundational technical skills but lack practical experience and mentorship. Consequently, the Academy aims to bridge this gap by offering accessible, top-tier education and mentorship, fostering a new generation of skilled and experienced African software developers.
Who can join the Tech Impact Academy?
The Tech Impact Academy is built for aspiring African software developers who are committed to developing themselves and looking for international job opportunities but do not currently have the skills or experience to enter the international market. Note that Ugandan and Nigerian residents have priority. However, residents from other African countries are also welcome to apply as paid participants.
Do I have a chance to get a scholarship?
We only have a limited number of scholarships available and those will be granted based on a number of criteria, country of residence (Uganda or Nigeria), employment status and level of experience being key.
How is the Tech Impact Academy different from other online learning platforms?
The Tech Impact Academy is specifically designed for African software developers, with a focus on providing practical, experienced-based learning opportunities. It also offers mentorship from experienced African software developers, as well as job and internship opportunities with partner companies looking for skilled African developers.