United States International University (USIU) Africa has partnered with Tech Republic to offer upper primary and secondary pupils aged 12 – 19 with a platform through which they can learn and expand their coding skills in a 5 day long innovation camp that started on August 24th to 28th.
The teens need not have any previous coding experience. Those who have intermediate tech skills are however going to be challenged with additional exercises that will seek to further improve what they know about code development.
Attending the innovation camp costs just KES 7,100, a highly subsidized fee, which caters for daily meals and training materials and other educational classes in web-design, app development, computer programming, digital marketing, blogging and social media are also being offered.
The workshop curriculum is designed to be educative and exciting, tied in with hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with exposure to top instructors.
Speaking on behalf of Tech Republic, co-founder Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli says, “Our approach is centered on creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. We are teaching our students to create and grow their own apps and online presence whilst maintaining a strong academic and practical focus.”