Want Your Kids to Be the Next TechHeads, Here are 4 Free Learning Opportunities to Explore this August
Technology penetration is on the rise in every sector across the globe, particularly in Nigeria. Tech is finding its way into every industry thereby making STEM-based learning a necessity.
For this purpose, we have done a roundup of the best available STEM and STEM-related programmes that parents, students and tech enthusiasts in general have been availing themselves of. Here’s your chance to get the best of these opportunities.
STEMcafe Summer Makers Club
In no particular order, the STEMcafe Summer Makers Club is first on list of vacation code camps. It is designed for kids between the ages of 5 and 18. With a robust knowledge bundle comprising basics of robotics, motorised machines, electronic circuits and control systems, Arduino and Python programming among others, the summer camp is designed to get the participants curious, creative and more skilled.
CWG Plc’s D-Coder Initiative
Next up is CWG Plc’s D-Coder Initiative. It is a free code camp brought together by the company as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility for secondary school students. The programme features a one-on-one training by CWG instructors and is on during any academic break that is longer than two weeks. Parents can sign up their wards for free by following the brand’s social media pages to know when registration starts.
Remita Summer Coding Camp
There is also the summer coding camp organised by Remita for children. It is free and scheduled to take place in Lagos and Abuja respectively. This camp wants to help children learn how to code games and applications as well as develop websites and give them a boost in their STEM training.
She Hacks Africa
Another code camp still taking applications is the WAAW Foundation’s She Hacks Africa (SHA). The SHA is a code bootcamp that takes applications from both male and females interested in Front-End Web Development, Back-End Web Development, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. The program is free except for the commitment fee and can be applied for here.
Codecamps happening in other states in Nigeria besides Lagos and Abuja include Aerocode Bootcamp by Tychzoe featuring training in web, graphics, programming and robotics. It is not free however and it can be applied for here.
There are many more coding bootcamps offering summer programmes for different age ranges. What these ones we have brought to your attention all have in common is the desire to help youths improve their STEM skills and become more relevant in the tech industry.
Good luck with your applications!
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