Compiled by Nomusa Keninda- eLearning Specialist and Mpumalanga ICT Club Founder
They are saying “Flowa Powa, Merci Les Amis” when they come across our Coding pictures in the Africa Code Week sites. They retweet and like our Twitter and Facebook posts. It was a fantastic week of coding called Africa Code Week on the 18-25 October 2017 in Africa.
Africa Code Week is an initiative that gives opportunity to millions of kids, youth and even adults in Africa to learn Coding. Mpumalanga ICT Club volunteered to partner with Cape Town Science Centre to train teachers and learners to Code using Scratch language. Like we say “Coding is a new language, Every child deserves to be fluent” #AfricaCodeWeek #Scratch
“We hosted number of workshops in EMalahleni and Siyabuswa before the official start of the Africa Code Week and more than 200 teachers were trained.” Ms. Nomusa Keninda related the story.
“We were 100% ready to put the Club on the map of Africa, connecting every dot of coding organization along and learning the best in Africa” said Ms. Ntombizodwa Gininda enthusiastically. She is a Scratch and PowerPoint Facilitator in the Club. We adopted few learners in schools as Coding Coordinators to teach other kids to Code and to take care of their Computer Labs.
“Volunteering my skills to shape the future of this country is the best thing that happened to me. ‘We love what we are doing in Mpumalanga ICT Club” commented Ms. Florence Sibiya- Volunteer in the Club.
Comments about the Africa Code Week in and around the country:
Flowa Powa for Mpumalanga ICT Club, thanks for hosting Africa Code Week in our school, forward with technology at our school, keep on rolling, keep on don’t tire , what a beautiful day we had, tholukuthi siyaScratcher, we are Scratchers, thanks Nomusa Keninda for unleashing our children potential, Uyibatla kay’ koComputeng.