Regina Honu - Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur
Software Developer, Founder of Soronko Solutions, and Founder of Soronko Academy.
Regina Honu is a Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur and software developer. She is the founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana. In 2017, she opened Soronko Academy, the first coding and Human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa.
Debunking the mindset that women and girls cannot learn how to code, and/or how to create technology.
Convincing Parents to encourage girls to pursue skills in STEM.
Use of community outreach via the platforms like radio to disseminate information about technology and educate parents about why it is important to encourage children to pursue STEM.
Using local languages in STEM education in order to bridge the language barrier.
She founded Soronko solutions, Soronko Foundation, and Soronko Academy - organisations that actively champion her cause in the economic, development, and education spheres.
Regina started the Tech Needs Girls Ghana movement which aims to encourage more Ghanaian girls into studying technology-related courses. The movement is noted for teaching girls how to code.
She runs Soronko Academy, the first coding and human-centered design school in West Africa. The academy, in association with the Tech Needs Girls program, has trained over 3,500 girls in Ghana and Burkina Faso.