Coding is the literacy of the digital age indeed: a whole new language for children to speak fluently and express themselves in the 21st century. This is what brought SAP, Ampion, Simplon.co, the Galway Education Centre, the Cape Town Science Centre and the King Baudouin Foundation to team up and give birth to Africa Code Week. Last year, Africa Code Week empowered 89,000 youth across 17 countries to either write their first lines of code or simply touch a computer for the first time: it is, to date, the largest digital literacy initiative ever organized on the African continent.
Convinced, with Einstein, that “the only source of knowledge is experience”, let’s go and simplify the face of coding for young Africans through hands-on, playful learning! Together, let’s empower them with the skill set they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce and become key actors of Africa‘s economic development.
Lira Town College participated in Africa Code Week activities, which involved learning Scratch, a programming platform for young beginners.