A group of Ghanaian entrepreneurs create a coding app to democratize science and technology in Africa


To make learning to code much easier, fun and accessible for young Africans, SuaCode.ai has launched SuaCode, a smartphone coding app.

The app was released on Google Play Store in January 2022 and has received great reviews so far.

SuaCode.ai is an EdTech startup whose mission is to democratize science and technology education across Africa using smartphones and artificial intelligence (AI).

The company was founded by Ghanaian co-founders George Boateng and Victor Kumbol. George Boateng is a computer scientist and PhD candidate in Applied Machine Learning at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Victor Kumbol, is a pharmacist and PhD Fellow in Neuroscience at Charité Universitatsmedizin, Germany.

Mr. Boateng started SuaCode as a project in 2017 as a graduate student at Dartmouth College, as part of the iSWEST project, an annual innovation bootcamp for high school students in Ghana organized by his non-profit foundation Nsesa.

From 2018 to 2020, with four pilot projects, SuaCode has welcomed more than 3,000 applicants from 69 countries, accepted more than 1,000 students, with a completion rate of 62%, and alumni obtaining internships, jobs and studying computer science and engineering at top universities including Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and MIT.

In 2021, George Boateng and co-founder Victor Kumbol improved on the idea and launched startup SuaCode.ai to turn SuaCode into a smartphone app, with the aim of teaching millions of people across Africa to code. using smartphones and a bilingual AI teaching assistant, Kwame.

SuaCode app allows users to learn to code on their phone anytime, anywhere among a community of learners around the world. The app features lessons in English and French as well as fun and practical coding exercises, quizzes, and assignments. It also provides quick and accurate answers to student coding questions.

The app’s automated grading software, AutoGrad, grades users’ assignments while checking for plagiarism and providing personalized feedback; and users receive a certificate of completion when they complete the courses.

For his work on SuaCode.ai, George Boateng, CEO of SuaCode.ai, was recognized by MIT Technology Review as a Pioneer in the 2021 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.

Recently, SuaCode.ai was shortlisted for the 2022 GSV Cup Elite 200, the acclaimed list of GSV Cup semi-finalists – the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by venture capital firm GSV Ventures. .

“Coding is an essential skill for jobs in the digital age and we want every young African to have the opportunity to learn to code, and that’s why we developed the SuaCode app to make coding education more accessible,” says Victor Kumbol, COO of SuaCode. .have.


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