Introduction to the World of Computers I READ AND I CODE (Creative Computing) Story Telling and Game Design From Scratch Intermediate Scratch Paper Circuit and Programming Python (11-15 years) Web Design with HTML and CSS (11-15 years)
The phoenix project is an after school program in partnership with iSpace Foundation Ghana. This project was initiated in summer 2016 and is designed to help kids especially girls see technology in a whole new light as a medium for self-ex
Ghana Code Club builds a community of volunteers who share their passion for digital making with children and teachers across Ghana. We offer training and resources for primary school teachers. Our objective towards this program is for teachers to feel confident in teaching and supervising students at the various code clubs. Our modules for the teacher training includes computational thinking, programming and internet and the web. Our trainers are industry experts who are passionate about computing and education and have a flexible booking system.
At Ghana Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. To do this, we leverage on network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs children aged 9-11 to build and share their ideas, learning along the way. The Code Clubs meet during school's extra curriculum sessions or after school sessions for an hour per week. Our projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally, meaning there’s also no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert.
This is a creative computing program designed to support our little programmers between the ages of 6-8 years to read, narrate and create their characters to come live with code. These programs are beginner-friendly, hands-on and fun, and an excellent initiative that is churning little children into the world of programming happening every weekend at various centers across churches, libraries and other community centers in Ghana. We maintain a balance of 7:1 ratio of kids to mentors with balanced numbers of male and female mentors.
Africa Code Week is a grass-root movement organized by SAP and partners and supported by Google to be run for a week in October by volunteers and teachers who promote coding in their countries as Africa Code Week Ambassadors. Ghana Code Club is a proud ambassador for Africa Code Week.
Ghana Code Club is proud to be a member of the #eskills4girls Africa Network. The G20 #eSkills4Girls initiative aims at tackling the existing gender digital divide in particular in low income and developing countries. The goal is to globally increase the access of women and girls in the digital world and to boost relevant education and employment opportunities. This platform was initiated by the G20 members together with UNESCO, UN Women, ITU and OECD to collect and disseminate information and knowledge as well as policy recommendations, good practices and flagship projects on gender digital equality.
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