In partnership with Tech Republic, the United States International University-Africa is offering Kenyan pupils aged between 12 and 19 with a platform through which they can learn and expand their coding prowess. The five-day long innovation boot-camp commenced on August 24, 2015 and will close shop on August 28, 2015, perfectly timed to coincide with the Kenyan schools’ holidays.
Students parted with a facilitation fee of KShs. 7,100 in exchange for Co-ed tech sessions which will be offered in web design, app development, computer programming, digital marketing, blogging and social media. According to Tech Republic, the workshop curriculum is designed to be educative and exciting, tied in with hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with exposure to top instructors.
Co-founder of Tech Republic, Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli opines that they are teaching their students to create and grow their own apps and online presence whilst maintaining a strong academic and practical focus.
Tech Republic is a technology education firm dedicated to increasing engagement in technology and computer science by making it more accessible to upper primary and high school students. Founded by Amanda Gicharu and Arnold Kemoli, the firm’s mission is to ensure that students in every school have the opportunity to learn computer science and Science Tech Engineering and Math (STEM).