Report of Africa Code Week 2017
Supported by Google
Host: Be The Change Organization (BCO) FCT Abuja Nigeria
Date: 23-25 October 2017 Time: 9am-1pm
Title: Introduction to Web Programming, Google CS and Scratch
Location: ICT Centre Sabon Wuse Tafa Niger State, Nigeria
How many registered to attend: 130
Male Attendees : 60 (47%)
Female Attendees : 76 (53%)
No. of Schools: 11
In-line with Africa Code week series of 2017 schedule between 18-25 October, 2017, Be The Change Organization (BCO) held a three (3)days training on Introduction Scratch, Google CS First and Web programming to students from various primary and secondary schools in Tafa and Suleja Local Government of Niger State, Nigeria. Our session kick started on 23/10/2017 where the Council Chairman Tafa Local Government in Person of Alhaji Ado K. Abubakar declared the program open, follow by keynote address by Hajiya Mariam I Yakubu BCO National Chairperson, All the speakers appreciate this program because this is the only to give back to our societies toward closing the gap in digital literacy in Africa. We make a presentation on Google CS and Introduction to scratch then we allow each school to have 3hours practical session on the computer this plan work for three days.
Lastly we issued printed copies of Introduction to scratch and certificate was given to all participants at the end of the programming
Ability enable student learn block base programming with scratch, how Google CS first aid learning toward computer science and also how to building web pages with HTML and CSS.
Student were able to build a sample game with scratch, move object from one point to another. Example of such game is a cat chasing a mouse when the computer pointer move. Also another set of student were able to build a sample web page with html.