AmaliTech, in its pursuit to bridge the digital divide, and to expose many more of tomorrow’s future leaders to technology and its benefits, organised its maiden coding boot camp for teens, dubbed Teens Code Ghana Bootcamp.
The goal of this bootcamp was to train teenagers to code with passion and to equip them with skills that could only be attained through continuous learning and the right mentorship.
Teens also had a brief career guidance session on careers they are excited about, and how technology and digital skills affect the efficiency narrative.
This boot camp was held for five days, where it introduced a total of 35 students from the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis to web development with both basic and intermediary HTML and CSS coding languages.
Participants presented their project works on the final day and were awarded certificates for their participation and good work done.
We organized this boot camp to further expand the impact of our Coding for Kids programme (which is ongoing with the SOS Children’s Villages, and Crimson Dawn Schools) in schools in the Western Region.
The future is bright, and AmaliTech is poised to help our future leaders get there.
About the Coding for Kids Programme
AmaliTech, in collaboration with SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, pioneered a Coding for Kids (C4K) project to offer digital skills training in Scratch and HTML/CSS to about 1000 kids and teens across the four locations of SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools in Ghana.
Early this year, we extended our Coding for Kids project to Crimson Dawn and Corricrèche Schools, with over 200 students from the institution currently enrolled in the programme.
Prior to this initiative, very few of the kids had been exposed to coding. In the light of advancing digital literacy, this initiative was found relevant in equipping the kids and setting them on the right path towards technological exploration and/or a possible career pursuit.