The KidsZone Summer of Code programme is designed to introduce kids to computer programming using the Raspberry Pi as a learning tool. The primary focus of the programme is to empower kids to contribute to the world of technology by providing them with the skills to create their own games, applications and other software/hardware projects.
While we aim to grow a new generation of makers by providing an avenue for kids to learn and express their creativity, we believe that as much as possible, economic considerations should not hinder any child from having the necessary knowledge and skills to unleash their innate creativity. Digital inclusion is especially important to ensure that the technology ecosystem as a whole meets its full potential. It is therefore necessary to ensure people – kids and adults alike, regardless of their economic backgrounds, have the necessary tools and skills to become makers of technology.
To this end CcHUB has partnered with Rancard to provide scholarships to 10 students from low-income households, who otherwise would not have been able to participate in the programme. The scholarship will cover tuition, refreshments and a personal Raspberry Pi Starter Kit.
To apply for a scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be between the ages of 9-14 years
- Ideally be enrolled in a public primary or secondary school
- Be available throughout the duration of the program to attend the weekly sessions
- Be interested in technology
This event will hold as follows:
- Accra Ghana – on the 9th of July, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.
- Lagos Nigeria – on the 15th of July, 2014 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
Successful participants will be selected after an assessment test and interview which will hold this Saturday, the 26th of July.
Additional details include:
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, Ground Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. Lagos
Time: 12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Parents can register their kids online or by sending an SMS with their child’s name, age, class and gender to 08029010002.
For further inquiries reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.