Arrow Electronics Joins Forces with Apps & Girls to Foster Technology Innovation in East Africa

May 29, 2019 11:25 AM ET

DENVER, May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics has teamed with Apps & Girls to bridge the tech gender gap in East Africa, by helping girls and young women expand their information technology skills. Apps & Girls provides coding training and entrepreneurship skills to girls in secondary schools in Tanzania. The social enterprise also offers mentorships to girls to create tech startups, connects them with jobs and internships and promotes their work to customers, partners and potential funders. 

Arrow will support Apps & Girls in its effort to launch a mobile app, Kimya Kimya, to improve access to reproductive health services and related treatment in East Africa.    Arrow’s alliance with Apps & Girls was facilitated by the East Africa Fund (EAF), which unites resource-seeking organizations in Tanzania and Uganda with global philanthropists.    "Together Arrow and Apps & Girls are proving that African-led tech solutions are creating innovation for a brighter tomorrow,” said EAF Founder Samantha Temple.   About Arrow Electronics
  Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) guides innovation forward for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2018 sales of $30 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life. Learn more at   About The East Africa Fund
  The East Africa Fund is a Denver-based organization committed to connecting global philanthropists with local change makers in East Africa. By partnering with local nonprofits in communities in Uganda and Tanzania, the East Africa Fund is creating a new era of development. For more information or to donate visit