The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) has commenced its ‘Coding for Youth’ vacation ICT training for youth to equip them with the necessary skills in the digital space.
The 10-day programme, which began on Monday, August 15, is the second edition to be organized by GI-KACE to help engage the children productively during their short vacation.
The programme seeks to enable the participants to build human capacity and digital communities empowered with emerging technologies in solving Africa’s problems.
In his welcome address, the Director-General for GI-KACE, Dr Collins Yeboah-Afari, urged participants to hold STEM education in high esteem.
He added that they should participate fully in the Coding for Youth Class because whatever they are taught during the two-week course will significantly impact their career path.
“We hope the next two weeks will be fruitful for all of you. While here, you must pay attention to what the instructors will teach you. Most of you may pick up interest in the things we will teach you here, so pay attention because you will never know; you might grow up to become great people in ICT,” Dr Yeboah-Afari stated.
Participants, whose ages range between 10 and 18, will undergo rigorous but fun training in Robotics & Internet of Things (IoT), Scratch and Python, Animation and Web Design, Graphic Design and Foundation of Artificial Intelligence.