November 27, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

WeSpeakCodeKE Initiative To Teach Kenya Primary School Kids Coding

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Microsoft Kenya, Kids Comp Camp, and AIESC JKUAT have come together to start WeSpeakCodeKE, an initiative targeting to teach code to 5,000 primarily school pupils aged between 9 and 15 years old.

The WeSpeakCodeKE initiative is part of Microsoft Global Youth Spark; a program aimed at sparking an interest in tech among the marginalized community in tech space. The effort also goes a long way to demystifying coding among the Kenyan youths. The program will run in at least five counties in Kenya including, Homabay, Vihiga, Kitui, Nyeri, Machakos, and Nairobi.

Alex Nyingi, the Microsoft Kenya Citizenship & Public Affairs Manager while attending a WeSpeakCodeKE function at the YMCA Kibera Primary School in Nairobi, said Microsoft is committed to empowering all youth with computer science knowledge.

As our world continues its evolution into one that is mobile-first and cloud-first, it is important for educators in the country to seriously consider offering coding as a subject and how it can be integrated into the curriculum as soon as possible,” said Nyingi.

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