Botswana prepares teachers and students for Africa Code Week 2017

The government of Botswana and SAP partnered to prepare students and teachers for upcoming Africa Code Week 2017 taking place in October. During the second week of September, a group of 80 teachers appointed by the Ministry of Basic Education learned how to use Scratch programming language to further teach students algorithmic thinking.

The courses were provided with the support of NgWana Enterprises and SAP instructors, who shared educational materials with the teachers and shared ideas for incorporating those skills into their classrooms. Until now, 500 teachers in Botswana have been trained through this initiative, and more are expected to participate in the future.

According to Claire Gillisen-Duval, Director of EMEA Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP and Africa Code Week Global Lead, “What is happening in Botswana is a shining example of how renewed public-private partnerships are scaling the impact of digital literacy interventions across an entire nation.”
Source: CAJ News Africa