SuaCode – Breaking the Coding Barrier in Africa with Smartphones (Completely Online. #StayAtHome)
Deadline:Thursday, 30, April 2020
SuaCode is a smartphone-based online coding course that aims to teach millions across the African continent how to code! Learners will be introduced to the fundamentals of software programming in the Processing language using their smartphones with the Android Processing Development Environment.
Processing is a visual and interactive programming language based on the Java programming language. Because of its graphical and interactive nature, it is an ideal choice of language to teach introductory programming. The only requirements for joining SuaCode are an Android device and a commitment to learning.
SuaCode Africa 2.0 is a smartphone-based online course to teach coding to Africans with little or no programming experience.And for the first time, the program will be in both English and French! You would need an Android smartphone to take part in this course.
In this cohort, 1,000 students will get the opportunity to be introduced to basic coding concepts over a 2-month period and build a mobile app in the process.
Selected learners will receive FULL SCHOLARSHIPS sponsored by Nsesa Foundation to partake in this cohort and hence will not have to pay anything.
SuaCode Africa 2.0 will run for 8 weeks from 1st May 2020 – 1st July 2020. Learners will be expected to commit 3-5 hours a week, submit assignments each week, and complete the course within this period. As a result, do not apply for this cycle if you cannot commit this amount of time.
Learners that complete this 8-week online course will receive a certificate and those that complete assignments with outstanding performance and proactively help other learners on the course forum will have mentoring sessions with professionals from tech companies such as Google and Facebook.
In addition, female applicants accepted into SuaCode Africa 2.0 will be admitted into Nsesa Foundation’s STEM WOW Mentoring program where they will have an exclusive mentoring session with one of our STEM WOWs — an inspirational African woman in STEM.
The application deadline is Thursday, 30, April 2020 at 11:59 GMT and acceptances will be sent out the next day, 1st May 2020. Accepted students will have 3 days to confirm their acceptance otherwise their spot will be given to another person on the waitlist.
To increase your odds of being selected, your application should reflect that you have familiarized yourself with the vision, mission of Nsesa Foundation, as well as the goals and intended impact of SuaCode.