StartHub Women set to host Africa Code Week

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“It takes an empowered village to raise a child in the digital age”: We are building community capacity to drive sustainable learning impact across Africa, instilling digital literacy and coding skills in the young generation.

Software giant SAP has trained 4.1 million youth to date and has set a target to train 1.5 million more this year, as part of the SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) 2019 skills development initiative.

The fifth edition of ACW was launched last week and will run during the entire month of October, with the South African edition running from 4 to18 October.

Established in 2015, 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.

SAP says since ACW’s launch, it has empowered and trained 4.1 million pupils with digital skills, through more than 70 000 coding workshops held across the continent.

Of these, more than 1.8 million were girls, reflecting a huge appetite for digital skills development among African girls.

This event shall be taking place in 4 schools and the final competition shall be at Start Innovation Hub on Friday 25th October 2019.

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