The Socially Africa team in partnership with Audax Code school stormed Iponri Grammer school in Surulere area of Lagos during the World code week 2016.
The project themed Code Class was aimed at teaching teenagers within the age range of 14 -18, basic programming for a duration of four days. This initiative was based on the fact that these students were in S.S 3 and are expected to write a Computer based test as part of their entrance examination into the University albeit most of them have never really used a computer.
We set out on the 18th of October – with Vivian Ubochi, one of the project manager/facilitator from Audax- to train them. The Audax Team brought adequate laptops, Cables with Wi-Fi. We made sure there was power to aid learning with the computers.
There was a total of 69 students; 34 girls and 35 boys. The training lasted 3 hours each day.
The reception from the school management and the students was impressive and this really encouraged us. The students especially the boys showed high level of enthusiasm towards learning. However, this raised a certain level of concern as the girls were a bit laid back.
Subsequently, we hope to organize summer projects on coding geared to not only nurturing Techpreneurs but to also bridge the gender gap in our Tech society.