The SAP Africa Code Week initiative is an annual programme whose mission is to build a community’s capacity to drive a sustainable learning impact by instilling digital literacy and coding skills in the young generation across the African continent. Since its launch in 2015, Africa Code week has trained and empowered 1.8 million pupils.
Recognising ACW’s ambitious 2018 target of training 600 000 school pupils across 36 African countries, the Inkcubeko Youth and Science Centre embraced and
became a part of the initiative and set out to equip the youth of George with basic Coding skills. Over the 2-week duration from the 8th – 19th October, facilitators from the Inkcubeko Youth and Science Centre conducted hands on training using the Scratch open source learning interface to 600 enthusiastic primary and high school pupils ranging in ages from 12-18 years, in and around the Eden district. Participating schools were Thembalethu Primary School, Imizamo Yethu Secondary school, Tyholora Primary School, Percy Mdala High School, Dellville Park Primary School, Oakdale Agricultural School and Thembalethu High School.