214 township learners exposed to coding for the first time during #AfricaCodeWeek at Beautiful Gate South Africa
We are excited to share our report with you on the #AfricaCodeWeek activities here at Beautiful Gate South Africa. We are very grateful to have been one of 60 organisations from 10 countries in Africa that received a Google Microgrant to make this week happen! Our sincere thanks to Google and the Cape Town Science Centre for administering the grant.
Our Africa Code Week programme was held from 3-6 October during the school holidays. This allowed children from the local community to access the centre easily and gave us enough time to allow learners to enjoy the experience while keeping them busy during the holiday.
We used the following modules:
Cs-first (Theme Club: Storytelling)
Scratch v456.0.4 (offline)
Hour of Code (Code.org)
Experimentation with Lego Robotics
We aimed to give children who are not currently part of our coding club the opportunity to experience coding and computers and inspire a love for technology.
We had 214 children between the ages of 8-16 years old attend sessions during the week. 53 of these were girls.
I am loving every moment I have on the computer - Anelisa, 14 years
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Welcome to a window into the lives and issues facing children in the Crossroads community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Most of these stories centre around the children and families we work with at Beautiful Gate South Africa, a Christian non-profit organisation whose mission is to show God's love as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same.