Africa Code Week 2018 launched in Madagascar
The fourth edition of Code Week Africa was launched in the beginning of June 2018 in Madagascar with its first series of Train-the-Trainer workshops. During the kick-off event, 200 local teachers and parents received computational thinking training leveraging the educational software Scratch. The goal for 2018 is to empower 600,000 youth with coding skills.
Code Week Africa is a digital skills training initiative that is currently supported by UNESCO YouthMobile, Google, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 15 African governments, over 150 partners and 100 ambassadors across the continent. It intends to provide youth with access to digital skills needed to participate in the digital economy.
The program is separated in four phases, which include first training the trainers, then supporting them to plan activities, implementing the workshops in different countries and finally spreading “Hour f Code” follow-up workshops.
The program has set the goal of impacting more than 2 million youth and empowering 70,000 teachers by 2020. Training is split throughout the year beginning with workshops for trainers, activity planning