AT Kids Coding Event

Africa's Talking Community

Aug 18, 2023, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Join us for a day of coding fun with Scratch! Africa’s Talking, in partnership with Africa Creative Coding and Learning Foundation (ACCL), invites young coders to an exciting event filled with learning, games, prizes, and delicious snacks.

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About this event

📣 Calling all parents with kids aged 8 to 14 years! 🚀 Are your kids tech enthusiasts or do you want to introduce them to the wonderful world of technology? Look no further! 🌟 Join us at Africa’s Talking Kids Coding event on August 18th for an unforgettable experience designed to ignite their passion for coding!


Get ready for a day filled with creativity, learning, and fun as we dive into the exciting world of coding with Scratch, in collaboration with our esteemed partners, Africa Creative Coding and Learning Foundation (ACCL).

At Africa’s Talking, we have been fostering a vibrant community of developers and hosting hackathons on a regular basis. This time, we are excited to extend our expertise and knowledge to young minds who are eager to explore the wonders of coding.

During this event, your children will have the opportunity to learn, grow, collaborate, unleash their creativity and so much more!


🌈 Key Focus Areas:

  1. Interactive Learning with Scratch: Our skilled mentors will guide the young participants through Scratch, an easy-to-use programming language that empowers them to create interactive stories, animations, and games. No prior coding experience is necessary.
  2. Hands-on Fun Activities: We believe in learning by doing! We will engage your kids in exciting hands-on coding exercises and challenges that allow them to apply their newfound knowledge and unleash their creativity using Makey Makey and Microbit Kits. Watch their imagination soar as they bring their ideas to life through coding.
  3. Creativity Unleashed: At Africa’s Talking, we celebrate creativity! 🎨 We'll provide a nurturing environment where kids can explore their creativity through coding and discover the endless possibilities technology offers.
  4. Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange: Your children will have the chance to connect with like-minded young coders and exchange knowledge with our supportive community. 🤝 Encourage them to make new friends who share their passion for technology.
  5. Fuel for the Day: To keep their energy levels high, we will provide delicious snacks and a scrumptious lunch for all the participants. 🍔🍎 Rest assured that your kids will be fueled up for their coding adventure.

  6. Exciting Prizes and Surprises: We know how much kids love surprises! 🎁 Throughout the event, we will organize various games and activities where the children can showcase their coding skills and problem-solving abilities, with exciting prizes to be won.


Parents and guardians, this is an incredible chance for your kids to explore their passion for coding in a supportive and nurturing environment. They'll connect with like-minded young coders, learn from experienced mentors, and gain valuable skills for their future success. Our experienced mentors will guide them every step of the way, instilling confidence and nurturing their curiosity for coding. 💡


Limited seats are available, so secure your child's spot today! 🎈 Don't miss this chance to witness your young coders flourish at Africa’s Talking Kids Coding event.

Let's embark on this coding journey together and unlock a world of endless possibilities! See your young coders shine at Africa’s Talking Coding Event for Kids! 🌟👩‍💻👨‍💻

PS. Please ensure that your child brings their own laptop. If they don't have one, we will provide it for them.

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact us via community@africastalking.com or Khadija via +254 722 585714.

Speakers

  • Loise Kimwe

    Africa's Talking

    Software Engineer | Global Women In Tech Community Lead

  • Max Musau

    Jiwe

    CEO | Chief Sculptor | Educator | Game Developer

When

When

Friday, August 18, 2023
6:00 AM – 2:00 PM UTC

Agenda

6:00 AMArrival & Registration
6:30 AMWelcoming and Introductions
7:00 AMIntroduction to Scratch
8:00 AMBreak
8:30 AMHands on sessions
9:10 AMBreak
9:20 AMHands on sessions: Continuation
10:00 AMLunch
11:00 AMPractical Coding Session
2:00 PMPrize Giving & Closing Remarks
3:00 PMDeparture

Partners

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Africa's Talking

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Africa Creative Coding and Learning Foundation

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