About 700 teachers have been empowered with digital skills by the Africa Code Week in Ghana. The Africa Code Week aims to introduce 1.5 million young Africans to digital and coding skills in 2019.
Since its inception in 2015, the Africa Code Week has trained over 50,000 teachers and engaged up to 4.1 million youth across 37 countries.
The platform is making a lasting contribution towards building local teaching capacity in digital education across Africa. With lots of public, private and non-profit partners on board, the initiative tends to impact more schools, teachers, and students in the years to come.
Claire Gillissen-Duval, Africa Code Week Global Lead applauded the great strides Ghana has made towards refining access to education. She also praised their efforts towards achieving universal enrolment.
In her words, “We believe that, by bringing in relevant partners and activating our extensive volunteer network, we can play a positive role in equipping Ghana’s teachers with important digital teaching skills that will help accelerate digital literacy in the country. The Train-the-Trainer workshops are designed to empower teachers with valuable 21st-century digital skills and create a sense of excitement and enthusiasm around the possibilities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
She recounted that by equipping local teachers with the appropriate tools and knowledge which they need to inspire the younger generation, they contribute positively to the country’s digital skills, and this goes beyond the Africa Code Week.
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