Africa Code Week: free coding workshops for 20,000 Africans

During SAP’s Africa Code Week online sessions and hundreds of free coding workshops have been organized for children and youth aged 8 to 24 across 17 African countries, as part of the company’s efforts to bridge the digital skills gap and drive sustainable growth in Africa.

ITNews Africa reports that the aim of the Africa Code Week was to bring ‘digital literacy’ to young Africans on the path to successful careers. The workshops have been held in Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda.

Organisations like Simplon.co, AMPION, the Galway Education Centre, the Cape Town Science Centre and the King Baudouin Foundation have partnered with SAP; Africa Code Week is also supported by local governments, international and local educational organizations, NGOs and software companies across the continent. Google Inc. also joined Africa Code Week as a strategic partner to support local organizers of computer science and coding activities all over Africa.

Image by Africa Code Week/SAP

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