W.TEC Academy‘s code club team recently partnered with Wifi Combat Academy for Code week Nigeria to facilitate sessions in coding for youth on holiday.In this report, we share you in details how the partnership was conducted:
Code Week Nigeria is an empowerment annual event engaging children from both primary and secondary schools to learn how to design games, mobile & web application through programming workshop, boot camp and other ways.
Last year through the Code week Nigeria initiative, Wifi Combat held the Oracle Academy training for teachers in 60 public schools and WTEC facilitated during the workshop. Wifi Combat also held another training end of the quarter of 2016 for the private schools in Lagos State and three of our facilitators attended the workshop.
Now in this year 2017, W.TEC also partnered with Wifi Combat for the Oracle Code Week Nigeria 2nd edition 2017; on a three-day boot camp preparing schools for the Oracle Academy Code Competition holding in the 2nd quarter of the year. Other organizations who partnered with Wifi Combat on the training are Code Week Nigeria, Switch Academy, Schools Computer Club Initiative (SCCI), and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).
Amongst other reach of Wifi Combat during the week, W.TEC team facilitated in 3 centers to train 90 students in both private and public primary and secondary schools between the ages of 6 to 16 years; to train them on Alice Programming Language and Green Foot (using Java programming). Some of the students who attended are students from Vivian Fowler, Grange school, Chrisland high school, Laureate College, Kings College, Children International School, Julliard School and some others.
Venue where W.TEC facilitated:
1. Children International School, Lekki- April 6th-8th,2017
2. Julliard School, Magodo- April 10th-12th,2017
3. Lagos Digital Village, Ikeja- April 10-12th, 2017
The programme was indeed a success and students were greatly impacted with the skills. Some students did a presentation of their awesome projects after the training and all turned out to be programmers in the making and smart thinkers.