A revamped edition of SAP Africa Code Week marked the United Nations’ International Youth Day. The initiative is marked with exciting changes and developments aimed at empowering the youth across Africa with digital learning skills.
Now in the 6th year, ACW is the continent’s most extensive digital initiative. Over the past 5 years, it has positively impacted a large number of youth and teachers. The SAP programme is a hallmark of UNESCO and its Paterson from 2015. It plans to inspire coding through fun-filled interactive community workshops for the young.
The first year witnessed participation from 88,000 students. The number has now risen to 3.85 million children and 39,000 teachers. Cumulatively over 55000 workshops across 37 countries participated in 2019 to make it a success.
In 2020 ACW’s efforts have shifted to a virtual model that allows the program to reach 54 African countries providing them with learning materials translated in Portuguese and French.
This year, the African countries and participating organizations can pledge to commit a week in October to train their children. ACW initiative will continue working with education ministries across the continent to promote sustainable digital skills.
The ACW mobile app will debut this year o provide easy access to smartphone material while supporting all-inclusive learning. More information available on the website.