Today, digital competence is essential for the success of an educational or professional project. The ability to master the digital technique; to produce content and share information in a digital environment are the main issues of the school of tomorrow. It is the spirit that drives SAP one of the leaders in the enterprise applications market and whose head office is North Africa and West Africa is located in Morocco. As part of its societal commitment to support growth in Africa, the brand is organizing today, October 4 in Rabat the opening ceremony in Morocco “Africa Code Week”. “We are strengthening the capacity of communities to spread digital education in Africa and to teach young people the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century,” the organizers said. Launched in 2015, this initiative aims to support growth in Africa by enabling the mobilization of more than 4 million young people and 50,000 teachers in digital learning over the past four years.
Africa Code Week relies on the support of key partners such as UNESCO through its YouthMobile initiative. “The UNESCO YouthMobile Initiative is pleased to support the Africa Code Week and its 2019 edition. In a rapidly changing world, powered by digital technology, it is important for every young person to become a creative actor of localized digital solutions, not one of passive consumer,” says UNESCO Coordinator for Africa Code Week, UNESCO Coordinator for UNESCO YouthMobile, Davide Storti, quoted in a statement from the World Organization.
“Thanks to the Africa Code Week workshops, young people with little or no programming experience are introduced to coding through short, fun and inspiring workshops. The trainers use free and open educational resources such as Scratch, an educational program of the MIT that adapts particularly well to young audiences,” adds the same source.
The launch ceremony of this program in Morocco will be marked by the participation of the Minister of National Education, Saïd Amzazi, the SAP Director General for French-speaking Africa, Frédéric Alran and the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of UNESCO, Moez Chakchouk.
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