As part of its Africa Code Week celebration, DreamOval Foundation will be training some students in Accra and Kumasi on how to code to help improve their coding skills.
The event which commenced on the 6th of August will end on the 9th of the same month.
Unlike last year’s edition which saw the training of over 850 teachers in Accra and the Ashanti region and 122,100 pupils across the two regions, the event seeks to impact about 1,000 teachers and 150,000 pupils this year.
For the first time in the history of the coding training, there will be a special code workshop for pupils from the Dzorwulu Special School, who will also be trained to develop their skills in software coding.
Africa Code Week has been accepted by teachers and pupils in Ghana as an annual digital learning experience to introduce the youth and students throughout Ghana to basic coding using the scratch language.
Africa Code Week is a large-scale digital literacy initiative organized for the African child. The program is designed to support and improve local capacity building and introduce children to Digital Literacy.
Additionally, Africa Code Week equips teachers with key coding skills and teaching materials to support the advancement of 21st-century skills and work to achieve the ambitions of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Africa Code Week has been running in Ghana for three (3) years. It is being organized by DreamOval Foundation, in collaboration with UNESCO, Google, the Ministry of Education and The Ghana Education Service.