First lessons in Africa
10 March 2021, Wednesday

Our participants from Nigeria and Tanzania have already started the first module of the 'Introduction to Computer Science' training, which will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of structured programming.
Students from the Sparkle Foundation and from rural schools - the Wisma Field School, Kambangwa Secondary School, and Mumbaka Secondary School - will get to know the simple and understandable Python language, and will learn how to write their first commands. At the end of this module, participants will be able to easily complete complex tasks in this language.

“It's very interesting for both teachers and students. We learn the Python programming language simply by playing an online game on the learning platform. I recommend this course to many parents and teachers."

Victor Nwaokoro of the Sparkle Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria.

“Through our lessons I learned about the Internet. Turns out it's a vast network connecting computers around the world. You can share information and communicate all over the world! It's amazing!"

Joy Okori of the Sparkle Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria.

“I learned about algorithms. These are step-by-step instructions that are given to the computer using codes. I am very happy to be here today. I want to thank BeginIT for organizing this computer training. I want to be the best computer programmer in the world. Thank you!"

Ayomide Adeosan of the Sparkle Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria.

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“I think the initiative is really cool. Especially for teenagers from remote areas who can't afford to pay for programming language classes like these. What's more, I think it will encourage most of them to consider a profession in the IT field when they grow up. "

Emmanuela Asika from Wisma Field School, Lagos, Nigeria.

“This project develops one's ability to think. It's fascinating to watch students discussing ways to complete game levels and problems. This helps them to develop."

Sevando William from Kambangwa Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

“My name is Ramadhani. I am one of the project participants. In my opinion, learning to program expands our capabilities, and helps us to solve many problems. Thanks to all the creators of the project and platform!”

Ramadhani Hassani from Kambangwa Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

“The CodeCombat platform is a game that I hadn't seen before. I've learned a lot since I started playing it. I would like to express my thanks for introducing me to CodeCombat! ”

Richard Joseph from Kambangwa Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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“It's a good project; it helps both the teacher and the students to solve the different problems that surround them. The code battle, for instance, helps with this considerably."

Yusuf Chissama from Mumbaka Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

“I like playing and coding. Sometimes I have problems with some levels. But my teacher helps me and gives me hints."

Sadamu Hassani of Mumbaka Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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We're very glad that our project is helping children get to grips with the world of IT, and to understand what programming is all about.