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USIU & Tech Republic Launch Innovation Boot Camp to Equip Teens with Coding Skills

Africa Tech Republic Africa Innovation BootcampNairobi-based United States International University-Africa and Tech Republic have launched an innovation bootcamp to offer upper primary and secondary pupils aged 12 – 19 with a platform through which they can learn and expand their coding prowess.

Launched today, the five-day long innovation camp is open to all pupils and no previous coding experience is necessary for the participants; however, students who have intermediate tech skills will be challenged with additional exercises.

USIU-Africa’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Ms. Jane Muriithi-Thomas said,“USIU-Africa has been a long-time provider of highly-trained talent to our local and regional computer technology companies. Providing coding classes to our future “techies” falls right in line with the diverse educational programs we offer in the computer sciences.”

The innovation camp facilitation fee is only Kenya Shillings 7,100 that will cater for daily meals and training materials. USIU-Africa and Tech Republic have made efforts to subsidize the participation fee to ensure that cost is not a barrier and the camp is accessible to as many students as possible.

The kids are being taught web design, app development, computer programming, digital marketing, blogging and social media and is being hosted by top instructors from Tech Republic.

“Our approach is centered on creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. We are teaching our students to create and grow their own apps and online presence whilst maintaining a strong academic and practical focus,” said Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli, Co-founder of Tech Republic.