Promoting the Skills of Young People. Learn Coding Software for FREE (Ages 8-24)

Learn Coding Software for FREE

(See below for Ages 8-24)

Every year on 15 July, the importance of youth skills development is in focus at the UN and around the world. This is the day when the World Youth Skills Day is being celebrated, putting a spotlight on the need to promote education, training and jobs for young people. Ahead of this year’s event, UN DESA Voice spoke with Elizabeth Niland, Social Affairs Officer in UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development, about our joint efforts to promote youth development around the globe.

“Youth Skills Day is an important opportunity for highlighting the role that skills development plays in youth development and working towards better employment opportunities for young people. Ensuring youth are equipped with the skills to meet the demands of today’s and the future labour market is critical for creating the foundations for strong and stable societies.”Read More ...

Coding from scratch! Free online learning: 8-11 AGE GROUP

Are you the teacher or parent of children aged between 8 and 11? You would like to share basic skills with your children in an interactive and playful way?

This Africa Code Week workshop and its online version on openSAP is for you – even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life!

We are surrounded by modern digital technology. Much of the technological change has been driven by young people, and their creativity has never been more influential. Facebook, Google, and Youtube were started by people in their teens and twenties. Many jobs of the future will be in information technology, underpinning so many other sectors such as agriculture, tourism, telecommunications, and financial services.

The workshop and online course are based around Scratch, a popular system adopted by millions of young learners worldwide as it fosters youthful curiosity, promotes creativity, and provides a basis for lifelong programming learning.

You’ll be truly amazed at how fast your children get up to speed with coding skills using this fantastic learning tool!

This course is part of the Africa Code Week initiative, which aims at empowering African youth with the coding skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce and become key actors of Africa’s economic development.

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Coding from scratch! Free online learning. 12-17 AGE GROUP

Today, we are surrounded by computerized technology. When we think about software, we often think of computers for writing emails or surfing the internet. But software is everywhere! It’s in many of our household appliances and is used to produce many of our manufactured products such as our clothes. So maybe you enjoy using software, but why not start creating it for yourself? You never know where it might lead – you might even end up using your new coding skills in your job one day!

And if you’ve never done any programming before – no problem – this is the place to start. All you need is some free time and a bit of curiosity. You’ll be truly astonished at what you can do in next to no time!

If you’re aged between 12 and 17, this course is for you: it is based around the popular Scratch system that is capturing the imagination of young people around the globe.

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Africa Code Week Course. Free Online Learning. Age Group 18-24

Offering an introduction to Web Technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL), this workshop will give you a good understanding of a typical website architecture (e-commerce, blog, etc.) while teaching you how to create a fully operational, mobile-friendly website.

So….Join our Master Class and build your own website! By giving everyone access to global knowledge, the Internet opens up an infinite horizon of opportunities where new business models arise. As people and devices connect more and more, the Internet has even become mission-critical in many areas such as education, healthcare, transport or business.


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