Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) in Collaboration with Codify Naija organised a 3-week coding and programming camp for secondary school students in Kano State. The Kano edition engaged 17 students who were trained by Codify Naija from July 27th to August 13th at the Rochas Foundation College in Kano. At the start of the program, only four students had previously used the computer but the demo-based approach used in teaching was quite effective as the students showed rapid improvements and were able to grasp the lessons and practice concepts quite fast.
At the end of the Kano Code Camp, the best 3 students received sponsorships from Codify Naija to learn coding in any identified learning centres in Kano. Likewise, all students were presented with the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, as a means of exposing them to the world of entrepreneurship. Many of the students expressed disappointment at how quickly the program ended and wished for more time for them to learn.
Simultaneously, PIN alongside LearnCode, RAD5 and Campus Impact Network organized a programming session for secondary school students in Aba from August 3rd to August 14th. This cost-free event took place at PIN’s Aba Innovation Centre (ABIC) in Abia State. The Teens Code Camp was undertaken by PIN and her partners in order to invest in, train and empower youths with ICT skills that could enable them meaningfully engage with and transform society.
The initiative was aimed at secondary school students, especially those facing financial challenges, in order to empower them with skills that would improve their livelihoods. The 30 students who participated at the Teens Code Camp were also exposed to a wide-range of enriching programs and industry-applicable skills including Web development (HTML and CSS), Leadership and Social skills. At the end of the training, the students were able to write HTML codes and create their personal blogs.
For more information on please contact: Adebola Agbaje, Project Manager, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, email@example.com, +234 1 342 62 45.