Coderina Education and Technology Foundation have entered into a partnership with Google to initiate CSFirst Code Club to over 100 schools and community centres. The CSFirst Code Club will offer trainings free of charge and facilitate CSFirst & Online Safety curriculum to over 3000 youths across Nigeria.
CSFirst curriculum which is the main component of the code club is a specialized curriculum by Google based on the programming language, Scratch from MIT, which helps kids and youth to become equipped with 21st century coding skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity thereby empowering them to be able to contribute to personal and community development.
The 2019 Google CSFirst Code Club roll out is simultaneously happening in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
The curriculum is developed based on real-life and practical themes that includes Sports, Fashion, Game Design, Storytelling, Music etc. hence, every youth can be equipped to learn and understand how they can take advantage of the digitalization in our world.
Coderina Education and Technology Foundation, a Nigerian registered non-profit, is the West Africa Operational Partner for the successful experiential international robotics and project-based learning program FIRST LEGO League and recently FIRST Tech Challenge.
Director of Coderina, Mr. Akinniyi Obaide, disclosed after the just concluded official kick-off call with Google that the target youth within the age range of 9-16 years will participate.
These, he said, include students in secondary school and all technical schools. Participants will also be trained from community centres, libraries, youth camps etc.
“Private and Public Schools, State and local governments and stakeholders are to signify participation via completing an online form on this link http://bit.ly/CSFirstNG.
“Principals, Teachers, Parents, Religious leaders and everybody should tap into this golden opportunity to start our youth up very early computer programming, a pathway to developing 21 century skills. Go to or share the link with the appropriate people to Register Now as the numbers are filling up fast.