“Digitalization is everywhere and a great chance for Africa. Old structures get disrupted and Africa can benefit tremendously. For this, young talents must be exposed to technology and critical thinking to master our rapidly changing digital world. Grow Ghana is aiming to create impact to support a new digital generation in Africa.”Gifty, Co-Founder Grow Ghana
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Beyond The Classroom: Students’ Extracurricular Experiences
Exposing children and young adults to a big variety of impressions is a powerful method to develop their minds and personality. Therefore, we went on a trip with our students. Thursday, 26th of April, was Official Girls In ICT-day. Our collaborating partner “Turntabl” invited us and our students to this occasion for a visit to… Read More »Beyond The Classroom: Students’ Extracurricular Experiences
What students think
Yes, I would recommend it to others, because you have the freedom to say what you want […] and it helps you with IT-skills.Priscilla 15, Grow Ghana Student
I recommend the training to others, because it is very helpful. If you join it you will generate good skills that will help you in computing.Simon 15, Grow Ghana Student
The program is very interesting and they told us a lot about ICT. I like that you have the freedom of speech.Gifty 15, Grow Ghana Student
Basic IT Education is a MUST for future JOBS!
The students of today are the employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow. But how do you expect them to create value if basic skills are never taught?
Meet Elizabeth, 16 years old, in Junior High School. She never touched a computer before and never used the internet. She is used to repeating what the teacher says – and gets good grades for that. But she has never learned how to express her own thoughts, work in a team, or think critically. She struggles to organize herself if exposed to a new task. Her self-confidence is low, as her voice is not heard.
Exposed to a youth coding project (Scratch), Elizabeth could explore a digital world and build her own projects in a playful way. She can feel how successful teamwork leads to results, she can be creative. At the same time, she will only be successful if she thinks critically and follows the logic of the code.
This empowers her to develop & grow herself, get exposed, and get pre-qualified for a formal job in the future. Maybe she even becomes a digital native and leader? We believe that playful IT training with a focus on coding is the ideal tool to unlock & grow vital skills of young students.
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