Mzamo Masito, Google’s Chief Marketing Officer for sub-Saharan Africa said: “Africa Code Week’s focus on instilling 21st century skills and building local digital skills and teaching capacity is superbly aligned to own commitment in preparing 10 million people in Africa for tomorrow’s workplace. Following hugely successful partnership activities over the past two years, we are this year expanding our grant allocations to support more organisations in their efforts to inspire a new generation of digital African workers.”
“All of this year’s grant recipients focus on establishing communities of practice to support youth as they prepare for a future where digital and STEM skills are paramount,” said Geness. “With Google’s generous support, Africa Code Week is playing an invaluable role in developing sustainable local digital skills capacity that will empower a new generation of African worker with the knowledge and inspiration they need to succeed. We wish all the participating organisations the best as we head into this year’s live workshops in October.”
Africa Code Week will take place throughout the course of October and will provide learners from 8-17 years of age the opportunity to program their own animations. Older learners aged 18-24 will be provided with a basic understanding of website architecture, teaching them how to develop a fully operational and mobile-friendly website. Join SAP and partners; the Cape Town Science Centre, the Camden Education Trust, UNESCO Youth Mobile, Google, The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and a fast-growing network of over 150 private and public partners on their Africa Code Week mission to bridge the digital skills and gender gap. Simply visit www.africacodeweek.org to find out more.
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Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of SAP Africa.
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