The renowned Information Technology (IT) firm, CodeFest International is set to organise an Easter Coding BootCamp for kids in Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officier, CodeFest International, Mr Moss Uromtah, this bootcamp serves to encourage digital transformation in STEM education across Nigeria and Africa.
According to Uromtah, the goal for the Easter Coding BootCamp for kids is to unlock the creative power and innovation of these young kids and to show how experimental learning can enable technology products emerge from any class (primary, secondary or tertiary) if given the right environment and support.
“The broad educational objective of Codefest International is to take innovation to schools and industries through the concept of innovation labs for primary and secondary schools and Center of Excellence for tertiary schools using emerging technologies to help industries tap skills required for the industry 4.0.
“As a way of creating awareness on these emerging technologies we are hosting an event tagged – Easter Coding Bootcamp for kids between Age 5 and 15”, Uromtah noted.
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Speaking of emerging technology, he also stated that it is important for Parents to start investing in their kids’ skill development for both now and the future.
“Using Virtual Reality, computer programming tools, robotics tools and IOT tools, during the program participants will interact with the tools and instructors to be able to build the concepts into products that will be a prototype of their imagination.
“There will be a challenge for all the students/kids and the best team will be awarded. The products they have developed will be exhibited on the demo day and crowd donations can be received on their behalf from visitors/guests”, Uromtah said.
The Easter Coding bootcamp for kids which is in two batches (Batch 1 and 2 – April 15th – 26th) is scheduled to hold at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac, Lagos from 9am – 5pm daily.
The program includes coding with scratch, Robotics, Internet of Things (IOT) and others include animation, Mobile Gaming, VR/3D (Tentatively), Scratch games competition (puzzles, maze, song, movie, video, etc.)
The Partnership between Codefest International and FourPointZero (FPZ) – Design and Prototype Center of Engineering Staff College India and 3Di School Program New Zealand International seeks to foster cooperation on digital transformation in STEM education across Nigeria and Africa.