GIFEC is currently undertaking a training session for teachers in the phase one of the “Coding for Kids” Project, which was launched on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Training has so far been successfully completed in Asankragwa and Nkwantakese in the Western and Ashanti Regions, respectively, where forty-nine teachers were equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge in order to form coding clubs in their various schools.
The purpose of the project is to train school children in mobile technology applications to solve societal challenges and needs.
Training has also began at Ketan, Western Region; Kwabenya, Greater Accra Region and Nsuta in the Ashanti Region from today, Monday 21st, through to Thursday 24th May. Participants were drawn from basic schools in the respective regions for this purpose.
At Ketan, the Takoradi Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs. Elizabeth Akuoko has encouraged trainees to take the training seriously, emphasizing on its importance in our world today. She said that in this era of technological advancement and Artificial Intelligence, it is important to take advantage of such knowledge for the benefit of our society.
Meanwhile the District Chief Executive of Sekyere Central, Kojo Banahene Bediako, has given some words of motivation and encouragement to participants at Nsuta, urging them to persevere in order for the project to achieve its desired goals.
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