Co-Creation Hub (ccHub), a social innovation centre for technology in Nigeria, says its annual holiday programme, Summer of Code, will hold in four new cities across the country.
The Summer of Code programme designed to introduce young people between ages 5 to 18 to computer programming will be hosted in four additional cities including Abuja, Enugu, Osun and Oyo this year, ccHub says.
According to ccHub, ”after Lagos had hosted for 2 years running, the Summer of Code which is a 4-week fun and intense programme aims to grow new generation of digital makers.”
The Lagos-based ccHub says that, ”for smooth and hitch-free introduction of Summer Code in these 4 new cities, CcHUB is therefore looking to partner with organizations that operates in the cities that will be able to provide a spacious and adequately furnished venue which can comfortably accommodate 50 kids and their facilitators.”
ccHub says that partnering organisations should also be able to provide equipment such as display screens, either monitor or TV screens; or projectors and should have constant power supply.
As a plus, hosts that will be willing or able to continue to accommodate lessons after the duration of the four weeks will be given preference.
CcHUB says it will however provide facilitators who would be trained and deployed to lead the sessions and work with volunteers in each host city.
In addition, devices, as well as curriculum and teaching materials will be provided, to ensure a consistent experience throughout the different locations.
By participating in the Summer of Code, kids are equipped with new skills which are critical for the 21st century, ccHub says of the programme that will equip participants with skills to build computer games and animations, design web pages as well as learn about electronics.