Africa Teen Geeks
Africa Teen Geeks is a non-profit organisation that introduces computer science and robotics education in previously disadvantaged schools through teacher training and curriculum development. Since its inception in 2014, Africa Teen Geeks has grown to become the largest computer science non-profit organisation in Africa.
They aim to Educate, inspire and equip young people with skills, resources and expertise to pursue STEM careers and course the opportunity gap through quality education.
They are the official partner of the Department of Basic Education tasked with co-creating the coding and robotics curriculum for basic education and have signed a 5 year MoU with them to roll out the coding and robotics curriculum and this entails material development, coordination of virtual and physical classes in conjunction with DBE offices and lastly Teacher Development to ensure that teachers have the necessary competencies to teach Coding and Robotics.
Their goal is to train 2,000 teachers from 1,200 schools in coding and robotics on its Ms Zora AI-based learning platform. Those teachers will then implement their newly acquired digital skills into the curriculum and build the IT potential of 1.2 million school children across the country. To help close the digital gap in South Africa, UNICEF has also pledged their financial support to help launch this ground-breaking initiative.