The AfriCAN Code Challenge is an exciting Pan-African competition that invites youth aged 8-16 years residing or attending school in Ghana, to program a game using the SCRATCH coding language, based on a set theme. The Challenge offers a unique opportunity for young Ghanaians to identify key issues in their communities and through coding, develop unique ways to address these problems.
Do you have a passion for tech and innovation? Would you like to play a part in the future of education? The AfriCAN Code Challenge is open to you. When submission of entries is open, interested youth can enter individually or in a team of up to five (5) team members. Entries involve the submission of a three-minute YouTube video showcasing how your game works and why it should be the winning entry. The winners/winning team will automatically progress to compete in the Africa-wide competition.
The AfriCAN Code Challenge is an Africa-wide initiative as part of SAP Africa Code Week in partnership with UNESCO, Irish Aid, and Camden Education Trust.
AFRICA CODE WEEK
Africa Code Week is a digital literacy initiative focused on providing students and educators with technological skills, resources, and knowledge to support the provision of digital skills to the next generation. The initiative provides capacity-building opportunities for teachers and encourages female participation in technology.
As part of activities for the program, educators across the country participate in workshops in coding and digital literacy. They are provided with the tools and resources to teach their students how to code and use technology to address real-life challenges. Students across the country are also provided with support to code and develop skills in logical reasoning, problem-solving, and creative thinking.