Free Tech Education for Abia Kids

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Free Tech Education for Abia Kids

Players in the Abia Tech ecosystem headed by RAD5 Tech Hub have revealed their plans to give free tech education for Abia kids during the holidays.  Buchi Ubani revealed this in a message made available to techforest. According to Buchi,

“As the long academic break kicks in, kids and teenagers in Aba, Abia State will be receiving free and hands-on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training to keep them occupied and involved in technology literacy.

The program which is called TeenHack is a social enterprise of RAD5 Tech Hub which is poised at equipping young people (between 6-17 years) with basic technology knowledge and important life skills, keying into the SDG for Quality Education and Reduction of Poverty. Click here to learn more.

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With the program spanning for more than three years without disruption, this year’s TeenHack is scheduled to take place at the ICT Laboratory of Abia State Polytechnic, from 5th-9th August 2019.

While speaking on what the kids stand to benefit from this year’s program, TeenHack Project coordinator, Peter Akwa noted that activities like coding, critical thinking and teamwork have been specially mapped out for the kids to key into.

FREE TECH EDUCATION FOR ABIA KIDS
Proposed Lab for TeenHack 2019 Aba

Peter further noted that the stage is already set and all hands are on deck to ensure that the program is a resounding success.

‘We have hosted TeenHack three successive times for the last three years, and this year’s TeenHack program will be held concurrently in Abia and Oyo State. It’s such a privilege that we are going to do what we’ve been doing, but in a better, innovative and refined way.’

‘We see the impact that the program is having on the young people in our community, having over 70% return/adoption rate, and it’s something to really be grateful for. No child comes to TeenHack and leaves without being positively influenced by the possibilities that technology has to offer.’ He enthused.

Clearly, TeenHack is changing the narrative of tech literacy in Abia State, and this is what gives the team members the energy and enthusiasm to do more.

Since inception, TeenHack has trained more than 800 young people in the Abia community alone.

This year’s program will expose young people to basic Coding, WordPress development, teamwork, critical thinking and other amazing resources to enable them to thrive in their technology experience.”

Recall in 2017 we reported how 10-Year-Old Miss Victoria Became the Youngest Computer and Game Programmer in Abia State during the teen hack event.

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