Mary Helda Akongo
Fundi Girls Program Lead
Mary Helda Akongo is the Fundi Girls Lead, at Fundi Bots, an organization that is accelerating science learning in Africa. She also volunteers with One Young World as the Coordinating Ambassador for East Africa and leads fourteen East African countries. Formerly, Mary worked with Zimba Women; a Ugandan organization that finds innovative technological solutions to create sustainable futures for African women as an operations and programs manager. She is a Design Fellow with Design without Borders and is passionate about using human-centred design practices to address complex challenges faced by organizations, businesses, and communities in low and middle-income countries. Mary Helda has received the Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award and the 25 under 25 Award by the Internet Society for her exceptional work with Zimba Women.