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What We Did Last Summer: An Overview of Africa Code Week October 15 – 23, 2016

March 30, 2017 by SAP News 0

Coding is a new language – every child deserves to be fluent!

This is the core of SAP’s belief and investment in Africa Code Week.

Africa Code Week ran from October 15-23, 2016, and achieved incredible results:

  • 426,758 young Africans were introduced to coding – smashing our original goal of reaching 150,000 young people!
  • 30 countries across the continent particpated in Africa Code Week
  • We were proud to record over 50% girls participated in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Maroc, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo and Tunisia!
  • Thousands of coding workshops took place over nine days
  • Work commenced in June – September, with hundreds of Train The Trainer sessions being held all over Africa
  • Registration and activity planning took place from August – October
  • Africa Code Week 2016 officially kicked off on October 15!
  • Africa Code Week 2017 : Our goal for 2017 is to reach 500,000 youngsters.

 

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