The tech field is still one of the most popular high-paying industries to become a part of. Yet, many communities are still shut out of the playing field due to a lack of proper access. However, one 10-year-old from Nigeria is making sure that she leads the charge to change that while defying the odds as she was just hired to teach others to code at the Southfield Primary School, in Coventry, England, proving that #blackgirlmagic‘s sparkle is stronger than ever.
Emmanuella Mayaki is a coding and programming prodigy who began her passion for her craft at seven-years-old. Mayaki went on to obtain her diploma, within two years, in multiple software programs including Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel. The talented young tech genius hasn’t stopped there as she is also learning other coding languages and programs to expand her knowledge of the industry.
At the Southfield Primary School, she will be the after school coding club teacher and according to Face 2 Face Africa, she will be responsible for teaching the basics of coding, including HTML and CSS.
“In the club, there are currently about nine pupils,” she said in an interview with Face 2 Face Africa. “Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September. Today, my Academy App among others is already on Google Play store where I pass on knowledge of coding and graphics. I remember at age seven, I set a target to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it. In the first week, I was pretty nervous because I had never taught a group of children. Although, my experience was sublime because I gained experience and I also enriched my skills. My observations were that not everyone grasps how to do it on their first try and there are some that they rush through it in a breeze.”
This definitely looks like the beginning of an amazing career for Mayaki. We wouldn’t be surprised if we see her very soon making her footprint known in Silicon Valley.