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Young People Learn To Code In Two Weekends


During two weekends, 60 young people will get free lessons in computer progamming through sessions with coding experts. These sessions will cover a wide variety of activities.


ThinkYoung, in partnership with Boeing, will be hosting its 9th Coding Summer School in Nairobi. Which takes place on 21, 22 and 28,29 November 2020.

In just two weekends they plan to teach 60 young people computer programming through free sessions with coding experts. These 60 young people are between the ages of 11 and 14.

Their classes will cover a wide variety of activities, such as coding a personal blog or web page in HTML5 and building a game with JavaScript.

ThinkYoung aims to empower these young people by teaching them digital skills.

2020 year’s school features a curriculum which is interactive and includes creating websites and mobile apps.

This programme provides young people with a unique experience of a school characterised by innovative approaches in an informal educational setting, addressing the real needs of the youth of today and labour market skills.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that education needs to be inclusive and accessible to all, considering new technology-related critical skills for the youth. After a first successful school in Nairobi in 2019, we are extremely happy to bring back the Coding Summer School in Kenya, in order to offer young people the opportunity to learn new things,” says Andrea Gerosa, Founder of ThinkYoung.

Since the job market is changing so much due to the advances in digital technology, which is why it is very important to provide young people with these skills.

The Coding Summer School is in support of the Government’s Digital Skills Agenda as outlined in Kenya’s Digital Economy Blueprint, supported by the ICT Ministry in 2019.

As well as aiming to empower young people, the project also aims to break the traditional stereotype that ICT is not for women and bring technology and the variety in this field closer to girls. 

One of the goals of the Coding Summer School is to overcome male domination in the ICT sector by giving younger girls female role models, early experiences of computer science, and to build a supportive environment capable of instilling confidence and interest.



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