Coding is the literacy of the digital age indeed: a whole new language for children to speak fluently and express themselves in the 21st century. This is what brought SAP, the Cape Town Science Centre and the Galway Education Centre to join forces and give birth to Africa Code Week. Last year, the initiative empowered 89,000 youth across 17 countries to either write their first lines of code or simply touch a computer for the first time. The largest digital literacy initiative ever organized on the African continent to date, Africa Code Week received a C4F award (category: ‘Education of the Future’) from the World Communications Forum in Davos on March 8, 2016.
The Bridge International School in partnership with the Ministry of telecommunications and the Africa code Week ambassador hosted the Africa Code Week launch on Saturday 15th October 2016 from 8.30 to 4.00pm. In attendance were the representatives of the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Employment and vocational training, Ministry of Basic Eduction and a host of other dignitaries. During the event, five of our students presented games programmed on SCRATCH.
Attendees were marveled by the evolution of Information and Communication Technology among our students and encouraged the idea of Afrcia Code Week.