The African Youth Corner is set to launch its tech bootcamp tagged “e-connect”. The bootcamp is aimed at children between the ages of 9 and 15 years who have no access to gain computer knowledge. As said by Jude Ogar, African Youth Corner Founder, “We have recognized the need for practical knowledge of basic computer applications and programming for young children in Africa and we are committed to providing this free training for as many children as possible.”
While his counterpart in some developed countries of the world learns coding and other advanced programming languages, an average African child has no knowledge of basic programming and even access to a real computer. The best most of them have is the image they have on the wall of their classroom or what they see in the television.
The project would begin in Calabar South, Cross River State, Nigeria and will spread to other communities in Africa.