Pre-incubation space begins code camp registration for kids

The CcHUB Summer of Code is a 4-week summer programme aimed at raising the next generation of digital players.

CcHUB is Nigeria's first pre-incubation space.

Reports reveal that registration for the CcHUB 2015 Summer of Code has officially opened. In a few weeks, primary and secondary school students all over the country will begin the longest holiday in the academic calendar.

With more free time than ever before, it’s a period where parents and guardians search for the best ways and programs to keep their kids actively engaged.

Sources say through the Summer of Code, kids will learn new skills and tools to express their creativity. The program culminates in a Demo Day which is a fun day where students proudly present projects they’ve built to their parents and invited guests.

CcHUB says this year, the focus is on developing young makers. The maker-culture is a global movement which promotes the concept of learning through action, hence ‘making’. This transforms learning into a more interactive, more fun and more personalised experienced.

“We aim to develop our young makers by teaching them how to program computers. Computer programming is a tool, and a rather powerful one at that for bringing ideas to life. Regardless of their interests, kids will have an opportunity to share those ideas with the larger community. In addition, by learning to program young people also improve their critical thinking and problem solving abilities,” CCHub wrote on its website.

Kids can be signed up to any of the tracks below or have them choose for themselves at the start of the program:

The RockStars: in addition to regular lessons, this track has been crafted specifically for kids to explore and develop their musical talents and abilities. With unique lessons and projects to work on you’re certain to bring out the inner rockstar in them.

The AniMakers: following the traditional track, this is for kids interested in learning how to make games and animations.

The HardWebbers: this is the most advanced track and is for teenagers interested in learning web and hardware programming.

The sessions are for juniors - Kids aged 8-14 years and seniors - teenagers aged 15-18 years. The program, according to details provided by CCHub, runs from 3rd August – 29th August 2015- Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at CcHUB MXLab, Ground Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.

In 2014, England became the first country in the world to mandate computer programming in primary and secondary schools and CcHUB seems to be keen on encouraging those footsteps here in Nigeria.

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