Google is thrilled to support 60 orgs in 10 African countries inspiring 50,000 students in #CS!

  • Obum Ekeke, Google Head of Computer Science Education Programs - UK & Africa |
  • 17 October |

Google is supporting Africa Code Week (Oct 18-25) by offering sponsorships to 60 community organizations in 10 African countries running initiatives to expose over 50,000 students to computer science. 

Google sponsors 60 Africa Code Week projects that introduce students to computer science Across Africa, digital skills are becoming essential to successful careers and to Africa’s future growth. Yet, despite the growing importance of having computer science skills there are not enough students who have access to opportunities to develop the technical skills they’ll need to be successful in the 21st century. This is a topic that Google cares deeply about, and that's why we are offering sponsorships again this year to organisations running initiatives to introduce students to computer science during Africa Code Week 2017.

 

 

We received almost 300 applications from all across Africa which made it a tough selection process. Ultimately we were able to fund 60 initiatives in 10 countries, with a goal to reach over 50,000 students. We are excited to see enthusiasm around inspiring students in computer science and to support these great efforts.

Congratulations to the community organisations listed below! We hope to see lots of follow up activities to keep Africa Code Week’s momentum going!

 

Botswana

The Clicking Generation, Gaborone

Ngwana Enterprises, Francistown

Cameroon

Google Developer Group, Limbe

Ethiopia

Walta Mothers and Children Health Care Organization, Addis Ababa

Ghana

Ghana Code Club, Accra

Kenya

Kids Comp Camp, Nairobi

Kabarak University, Nakuru

Tabaka Boys High School CS First Club, Kisii

Gatoto Integrated Development Programme, Nairobi

Mutuyu Youth Group, Machakos

Rekindle learning, Nairobi

eMobilis Mobile Technology Academy, Nairobi

KamiLimu, Nairobi

Modcom Limited in conjunction with the Samburu Girls Foundation, Nairobi/ Samburu

African Maths Initiative (AMI), Nairobi

Youth for Technology Foundation, Nairobi

Lesotho

UNESCO-SMEF ThakaKhoali, Maseru

Nigeria

Online Hub Educational Services, Ogun State

Exsuntra Solutions Ltd, Rivers State

Eduteens Science Development Foundation, Federal Capital Territory

Fix25Ng Limited, Lagos State

Euidem IT Solutions, Lagos State

Bodex ICT Foundation, Osun State

LearnFactory Nigeria, Abia State

Greativation, Lagos State

Space Club FUTA, Akure State

Glowrite A P Nigeria LIMITED, Taraba State

Skyline Futuristic Eco West African Academy, Enugu State

Smart Render Technology Limited, Oyo State

Startup Bayelsa, Bayelsa State

Next Generation Youth World International, Edo State

Be the Change Organization, Federal Capital Territory

InnoSoft Technologies, Lagos State

Teltec Services Limited, Lagos State

Hiace System Group, Oyo State

InspireIT, Imo State

NACOSS FUD, Jigawa State

Dev's District Student Community, Ondo State

Tunza Eco-generation Nigeria, Abia State

9jacodekids Academy, Rivers State

Center4Tech (By MIU Research Limited), Lagos State

CodeKajola, Oyo State

Jaques Technology, Oyo State

CodeSpark Nigeria, Lagos State

Soparkids International, Enugu State

South Africa

The KZN Science Centre, KwaZuluNatal

Girlhype, Cape Town

Siyafunda Community Technology Centre, Gauteng

ITC CLUB MPUMALANGA- 139-779 NPO, Mpumalanga

ArcelorMittal TransforBREARD Foundation mation Centre NPC, KwaZuluNatal

UNIZULU Science Centre, KwaZuluNatal

BREARD Foundation, Eastern Cape

Code for Cape Town, Cape Town

Beautiful Gate SA, Cape Town

Sci-Enza, University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Moipone Academy, Gauteng

Code for Change Clubs, Midrand, Gauteng

Sakhikamva Foundation, Cape Town

Gambia

Give 1 Project Gambia, Kanifing

Togo

Association pour la Refondation Laïque du Togo, Lomé

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