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‘I defied my parents to study coding’

Rasheeda Yehuza is a Ghanaian software developer. She’s programmed games, and services to help women in isolated rural communities with maternal health. In 2012 she co-founded an organisation called Tech Needs Girls to help young women learn to code.

She grew up in Tamale in Northern Ghana – a place where technology was scarce, and programming computers wasn’t seen as an appropriate career for a young woman. Rasheeda tells the story of how she overcame these obstacles to launch her successful coding career.

Image: Rasheeda Yehuza. Credit: James Fletcher

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