The government of Ghana has endorsed Vodafone’s Coding Programme aimed at benefiting 10,000 Ghanaian youth within the next five years.

The programme which uses Vodafone’s employees as trainers is targeted at Ghanaian youth aged between 14 and 18 years who have a passion for technological innovation.

According to Vodafone, the national coding programme forms part of a unique strategy to ignite Ghana’s digital revolution.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, Deputy Communications Minister, Vincent Sowah-Odotei, said being able to transform the lives of the youth means the future of Ghana is in safe hands in terms of tech.

“It is fulfilling that our youth can get this opportunity to become changemakers with coding.

“Inasmuch as it is comforting for us that Vodafone is taking the lead in this, we want to also pledge that we are committed to ensuring that they will be given flexible room to operate efficiently; imbibing the latest technology and innovation to succeed whilst bringing immense benefits to our youth.”

Also Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Cuba, said they are confident that the initiative will start a revolution that will elevate Ghana from it’s current normal technological status to a force to be reckoned with in the future.

“There is so much coders can do to change the world and today, right here, we are developing the next generation of world changers inspired by Vodafone,” she added.