UNESCO Youth Mobile summer camp groups children to code for sustainable development

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Microsoft and Zariah Foundation announced a 10-day training for software development students in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, best known as UNESCO Youth Mobile summer camp, was created to address the curiosity of children interested in creating software applications for sustainable development.

According to Mr. Anthony Oguniyi, UNESCO Official, the program is built based on the experience of many different worldwide initiatives focused on expanding the knowledge of youth in programming and problem solving. Moreover, while teaching the children how to enhance their coding skills, it gets them involved in working to come up with solutions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The program will benefit around 50 students from 10 different schools. Beyond the camp, teachers will be offered further training in order to mentor participant students in the future. Some of the skills they will be taught include HTML, Java Script and other programming languages utilized to build interactive mobile applications.

Source: World Stage Group