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TechGen Mentors 150 African Children in ‘TechGen CodeCamp 2018; Towards Technological Innovation’

In our quest to groom young Africans to become global tech innovators, preparing them for the future and reducing unemployability, in less than two years, Techgen Africa has inspired over 3000 young Africans to code through various schools (public and private), communities and NGOs. We achieved this through programmes like, TechGen CodeCamp, Challenge, mentoring, Code Festival.

Kids at the CodeCamp discussing their solutions

This year wasn’t an exception as kids from across Africa partook in TechGen CodeCamp which held in Lagos during the summer holidays. Through our partnerships with Destiny Trust (which hosts 135 underrepresented person’s), Almond Schools and specific families, we were able to reach 150 young Africans. In this year’s CodeCamp which lasted for 5 weeks, we made history by featuring the first ever Blockchain training for kids in Nigeria. The Blockchain training for kids is only the second in Africa after Kenya.

Apart from coding, Blockchain technology and scratch programming, students also took part in leadership classes, sports and excursions.

            Kids receiving lessons

At the end of the five-week CodeCamp, some of the children used their newly-acquired coding skills to solve some local problems they had observed. Innovations by the students include mobile hospital, traffic teller, CGPA calculator, language translator and pizza calculator for Domino. It was indeed an amazing summer!

As schools resumed, our coding clubs also resumed in many schools and accredited homes in Nigeria. Contact us if you want your schools pupils and youngsters to learn the future skills with professionals.

           Some of the facilitators and mentors

The TechGen CodeCamp was sponsored by @mindthegap, Garmelial and Susan Onosode foundation (Gamsuf), AndelaFlying Doctors and Firstwealth.

It is worthy to note that next year, TechGen Code Camp will be converted into a Code Festival. It will also take place in virtually every African country next year as the program has become too invaluable to be localized..

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