Africa Code Week

Coding is a new language. Every child deserves to be fluent.

A joint initiative by SAP, Simplon, Galway Education Center and Cape Town Science Centre, Africa Code Week is a one-of-kind educational initiative taking place in October 2015 across 11 countries. Sparking interest in creative computing through hands-on game design learning, Africa Code Week seeks to empower African youth with the coding skills they need to thrive in their career and become key actors of Africa‘s economic development.

In 2015, we plan to host coding workshops for 20,000 kids and youth from 3 different age groups (8-11, 12-17 and 18-24) in South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Togo and Egypt. We are calling on governments, NGO’s, corporations, CSR departments and educational institutions to work together with us to deliver training workshops for teachers and actual coding workshops for children and students.

Africa Code Week will officially be launched during the World Economic Forum on Africa (Cape Town, 3–5 June) and a pilot event will take place at the Cape Town Science Centre from June 1 to June 4. Entirely free of charge, this pilot allows teachers interested in hosting coding workshops to be fully trained and children aged 8-11 to be among the first to engage in this continent-wide, historical initiative!

FREE workshops offered at the Cape Town Science Centre

30-31 May 2015:  FREE Train the Trainer workshops for anyone who would like to train others in order to organise and host events during Africa Code Week.

1-4 June 2015:  FREE Coding (computer programming) workshops for 8 to 11 year-olds – These sessions are now fully booked.

If you would like to take part in the pilot event, please click on the relevant link below and complete the feedback/registration form:

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