Coderina Education and Technology Foundation has entered into a partnership with Google to initiate CSFirst Code Club in over 100 schools and community centres.
The CSFirst Code Club will offer trainings free of charge and facilitate CSFirst & Online Safety curriculum to over 3000 youths across Nigeria, said a statement by the organisers made available to business a.m .
CSFirst curriculum, which is the main component of the code club, is a specialized curriculum by Google based on the programming language, Scratch from MIT. It helps kids and youth to become equipped with 21st century coding skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity thereby empowering them to be able to contribute to personal and community development.
The 2019 Google CSFirst Code Club roll out is simultaneously happening in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
The organisers said that the curriculum is developed based on real-life and practical themes that include sports, fashion, game design, storytelling, music. hence, every youth can be equipped to learn and understand how they can take advantage of the digitalization in our world.
Coderina Education and Technology Foundation, a Nigerian registered non-profit, is the West Africa operational partner for the successful experiential international robotics and project-based learning programme FIRST LEGO League and recently FIRST Tech Challenge.
Akinniyi Obaide, director of Coderina, disclosed after the just concluded official kick-off call with Google that the target youth within the age range of 9-16 years will participate.
These, he said, include students in secondary school and all technical schools. Participants will also be trained from community centres, libraries, youth camps etc.
“Private and public schools, state and local governments and stakeholders are to signify participation via completing an online form on this link http://bit.ly/CSFirstNG.