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|Youth Science Focus Week|
|Showing career opportunities to girls|
|Africa Code Week|
|FameLab International Competition|
|My FameLab experience|
|Debates winners off to New York|
|Finding solutions to energy problems|
|Centenary of Proxima Centauri|
|Meet SAASTA's Gao Tiro|
|Refocusing our lens on our youth|
|Science on a research vessel|
|Partnership to conserve water|
|Managing freshwater resources|
|Rhodes and SAIAB promote science|
|In the news|
|It's a fact!|
Africa Code Week – training the trainers
Africa Code Week is a continent-wide initiative implemented by an international team to promote coding (computer programming) to youth, using freely available software.
The initiative primarily supports literacy, mathematics and problem-solving skills in the classroom.
Africa Code Week implementers encouraged the science centre network in South Africa to be among the first to engage in its continent-wide roll-out by taking part in the project's free pilot event activities. Free 'Train the Trainer' sessions were presented to 43 science centre staff members during the Africa Code Week pilot event on 30 May 2015 at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. The initiative is endorsed by the South African Association of Science and Technology Centres (SAASTEC), who encouraged science centres to participate in the workshops.
The 'Train the Trainer' workshop addressed the following:
Over and above free participation for science centre staff, participants received free take-home resources and certificates of attendance. The training has been well received by the science centres.
To connect with Africa Code Week, join their Facebook page today.
By Thandamanzi Mtsweni, SAASTA