SuaCode Africa Programming Course And Scholarship for Young Africans

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SuaCode

SuaCode is an online mobile coding course that aims to teach millions across the African continent how to code! With the Android Processing Development Environment, learners will be introduced to the fundamentals of software programming in the Processing language using their smartphones.

Processing is a visual and interactive programming language based on the programming language of Java. Because of its graphical and interactive nature, teaching introductory programming is an ideal choice of language. The only requirements to join SuaCode are an Android device and a commitment to learning.

During SuaCode Africa, 100 students across the continent will have the opportunity to introduce basic coding concepts over a 2-month period. The course will run from May to July 2019 for 8 weeks. Students are expected to commit 3-5 hours a week, submit assignments each week for the 6 assignments, and complete the course within this period. Therefore, do not apply for this cycle if you can not commit this amount of time. Students who complete this 8-week online course will receive a certificate and those who complete assignments with outstanding performance will have mentoring sessions with professionals from tech companies such as Google and Facebook.

SuaCode was a truly accidental project that was born out of our need to innovate around the lack of laptops at our 4th annual Project iSWEST in 2017, leading us to introduce students to coding with smartphones – a first of its kind in Ghana! Most recently, we’ve published a paper of our work showing that with access to only a smartphone, a computer isn’t needed to introduce Ghanaian high school students to core programming concepts. Over the course of the months, we hope to reach thousands more Africans, teaching them how to code from their smartphones.

With the projected 929.9 million smartphones in Africa by the year 2021, we have a grandiose plan to democratize STEM education in Africa: teach millions of Africans with no access to computers and limited internet access how to code on smartphones via our project SuaCode. Through SuaCode, we will bring coding skills within arms reach of people across Africa, literally into their palms, thereby breaking the coding barrier in Africa as well as bridging its digital divide!

Eligibility

  • Open to young Africans
  • Applicant should have an Android device and a commitment to learning

Benefits

  • Selected students for the 100 spots will receive full scholarships via a partnership with the Processing Foundation #SuaCode #InnovationRevolution
  • Students that complete this 8-week online course will receive a certificate and those that complete assignments with outstanding performance will have mentoring sessions with professionals from tech companies such as Google and Facebook.

Application Procedure

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Deadline: 1st May, 2019

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