Africa Code Week

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StartHub Women hosted Africa Code Week, a program by the SAP ACW is an initiative that brings together hundreds of schools, teachers, governments, businesses and non-profit organisations with the aim to empower young people across Africa with digital literacy skills.

The skills initiative was formed by SAP EMEA, in partnership with the Cape Town Science Centre, Google, Galway Education Centre, UNESCO and local government, among others.

The 2019 version held at Start Innovation Hub at Ibom E-Library Uyo with students from 4 schools in Attendance, the 4 schools presented a game they worked on using Scratch.

Starthub Women worked with 4 schools for this years Africa code Week, the schools and their ICT instructor are as follows:

Fortune High School – Mr Vincent
King Solomon Intl Schools – Mr Idorenyin Emmanuel
Nigerian Christian Institute – Mr Ifiok
Immaculate Conception Secondary School (ICSS) – Mrs Edoma

On Friday 25th October 2019, the school presented the projects they worked on using Scratch and recommended ways to solve the problems.

King Solomon- Save Our Seas
An educational game based on the theme of how pollution and litter are damaging the world’s seas.

NCI- Wildlife Quiz
An informative quiz on four species drawn from land and sea.

Fortune – Save the Elephant
An educational game that allows users to protect elephants from an armed poacher. The project provides information on how poaching and habitat loss could lead to the extinction of the elephant, which is recognised as a symbol of Africa.

ICCS- Why are Trees important?
This project tells the story of the Tree, its role in sustaining life on the planet, its ecosystem, its value as a food source for humans, in maintaining the global climate and the dire consequences of deforestation.

We had testimonies from the school’s ICT Instructors, he said Starthub Women are welcomed to partner with them for the next edition.

And a success story from a student.

The Convener of StartHub Women, Mrs Youth Hanson expressed her joy in seeing the students work on projects to solve societal problems. She also added the students are stars as they were more women that presented the projects.

The future is women she added.