SOLIDitech has joined forces with the Nelson Mandela University Computing Sciences Department, once again, in sponsorship of their 2019 Young African Women in Computing (YAWiC) Summer Coding Camp. This 2-day jam-packed camp aims to expose young learners to IT as a potential career and the exciting industry we work in. Each student is introduced to like-minded learners and Information Technology, as they are challenged through various exercises and coding projects.
We were thrilled to be invited again in sponsorship for this wonderful and much needed initiative, which assists these young women in carving out their future careers.
Who was invited this year?
The students attending this Summer Coding Camp were young women from Walmer High School, Thamsanqa High School and Victoria Park High School.
Program of the Camp
- Thursday, 31 January 2019: A campus tour, followed by a Digital Literacy test. The students were then split into groups according to their test results. The first group spent their afternoon attending a Coding Workshop, while the second took part in a Digital Literacy Workshop.
- Friday, 01 February 2019: Ice-breaker games, followed by presentations about Coding. After the interesting presentations, each of the students had a chance to play a few coding games, which included: Scratch and Compute It.
The 2019 Summer camp was a huge success! The students had a fantastic two days learning as much as possible about our exciting industry; the YAWiC members were thrilled at the enthusiasm that each student showed.
SOLIDitech is very proud to be a sponsor of this initiative that exposes these bright young minds to the exciting career options available in the Information Technology sector. We look forward to the next YAWiC camp!
For more information about YAWiC, visit the NMU Projects Webpage.