Africa Teen Geeks Computer Science Education Week

Written by on December 6, 2015 in Events

www.africateengeeks.co.za

 

Africa Teen Geeks Computer Science Education Week starts from 7-13 December 2015. Aim is to introduce 23000 children to the hour of code. My kids and I are ready to be volunteers at our nearest university.  The official launch will be on Monday 7 December 2015 at the Department of Science and technology and I will be speaking about Africa Teen Geeks and what our mission is. Wish me luck.

Love computers? Interested in a career in computer science? This could be the event for you! Africa Computer Science Education Week, held between 7 and 13 December 2015, aims to expose children from previously disadvantaged schools to computer science.

Every child in every school – no matter their economic background or where they live – should learn computer science. That’s why Africa Teen Geeks is hosting Africa Computer Science Week. Taking place between 7 and 13 December at universities across the country, including Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela, Free State and UWC, this event aims to expose children from previously disadvantaged schools to computer science.

 

IT is a scarce and critical skill in South Africa yet computer science is only taught in 5% of schools. There is a myth that computer science is a difficult subject to learn. We want to show children this isn’t the case. More children, especially girls, need to be exposed to this subject and encouraged to pursue careers in computing. That’s why we’re hosting this event and hope to see you there!

 

More info on how to be part of Africa Teen Geeks Computer Science Week visit http://bit.ly/2015ATGCSED

Tags:

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Comments Closed

Comments are closed.

Top
Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: