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Nevertheless, she coded: Linah Anyango

Linah is a Biology and Chemistry teacher at Regis School,Runda. In her 12 years of teaching, she has been coming up with innovative ways of improving learning outcomes among marginalized girls in Mombasa.

In her quest to inspire girls to venture in the STEM field, she started the Girls in STEM club in her school, where she trains girls in Digital Literacy, invites mentors to speak to them and also prepares them for various STEM fairs. She has also been running an after school free coding sessions for teens in Ganahola slum, Mombasa.

Linah is a renowned speaker in both local and international EduTech Conferences where she has shared her insights on the role of ICT integration in transforming learning experiences and improving learning outcomes.

As a teacher coach, she has coached over 300 teachers on integrating various digital tools in teaching and learning. When schools were closed due to Covid-19 pandemic, she ensured that learning does not stop by training and coaching her colleagues on remote learning. she has been a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert from 2018.

Linah has received several recognitions for her contribution towards transforming education and was listed among the Top 50 Teachers in world in 2020.

Linah is African region Advisory board member of the BETT MEA show, an annual EduTech event which brings together great minds in education from Africa and Middle east to share on best practice. She is also a board member of Beacon Teachers Africa, An organisation that champions Teachers empowerment and image building as well as child protection.

Moreover, she is also the founder of Kanyadhiang’ Briquettes, a community-based organisation in Homa bay county which seeks to solve the problem of water hyacinth infestation by converting them into clean energy through making water hyacinth briquettes. The CBO has not only been a good source of revenue for the women and youth in who are the members but has also helped to fight climate change through clean energy and reduced the water hyacinth menace in lake Victoria. Her zeal to transform her community has won her scholarship into leadership trainings such as YALI and TechWomen.

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