Africa code week 2018

Africa Code Week is initiative designed to help with the development of digital literacy and computer coding skills for children across Africa, using private, public and non-profit partners to push for sustainable learning in Africa.

According to africacodeweek.org, the  Africa Code Week was founded by SAP in 2015 in order spur on social investment and drive sustainable growth in Africa. The project has already helped 1.8 million young Africans and is strongly supported by partners like UNESCO YouthMobile, Google, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and 15 African governments.

This year’s leg of the initiative is going to allow for each African country apart of the initiative to pick a week or two in the month of October where they can host an event to initiate the program of computer literacy and coding skills learning.

This year’s program has once again received a boost from Google, reports Engineering News . Google has pledged to support 53 non-profit organisations across 11 countries with micro grants for taking part and implementing the initiative. This year the goal is to develop more than 600,000 students in 37 African countries with a strong focus on building 21st century skills and digital understanding in learners.

 

By Mokgethi Mtezuka

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