Coding competition in Ghana challenges children to show their digital skills
The Ghana Code Club, Tigo Ghana and the iSpace Foundation technology hub organized a digital skills competition for children 8-12 in Labone, Accra. The “phoenixkids Hackathon 2017” invited children from 22 schools in the region and to show their coding and computational thinking skills.
The main goal of the event was to generate awareness about the relevance of teaching computer science skills to children in their early ages. Competitors were challenged to program games, animations, brainstorm their ideas, perform trouble-shooting and debug programs to show their knowledge. According to Mrs. Ernestina Apppiah, Founder of Ghana Code Club, these types of activities are “necessary because we live in a digital world and the future success of the next generation depends on their digital skills.”
The winners of phoenixkids Hackathon 2017 were students from Nii Boi Town SDA Basic School. The second place was Gbegbeyise Basic School. They received laptops as a price for their performance.
Source: Ghana News Agency