Digikids ICT Program 

@iLabAfrica and Digikids have partnered to deliver a tailored ICT program that targets primary and secondary school kids. The pro­gram seeks to intro­duce IT to the stu­dents at an early age through fun and inter­act­ive activ­it­ies

The activities to learn include:

  • Coding – kids learn how to develop simple programs, apps & games using visual and/or text-based programming languages
  • Electronics and Robotics – from first principles to advanced robot programming
  • Computer Science Concepts – logical and computational thinking
  • Child Online Protection – kids learn how to interact with the internet safely and securely.

 

We have ensured that the student involved has reached the set marked prerequisites. They include:

  1. Students should be between 6 years -17 years.
  2. Students should have the ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse.
  3. Every student should own a personal email address. This is where all training manuals, notes and assignments are shared/sent. We recommend Gmail.
  4. Students should have a curious mind, ready to explore and learn!!

 

The learning stages of the children is determined by the ages of the children

The Novice – They are between the age 6 and 9 years. The young minds whom we help come out of the shell and dive into technology in an interesting way. More they are introduced to algorithms, debugging simple programs, and use of devices (robotics) to create, organize, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

The Intermediate –  They are aged between 10 to 12 years. For them is more of an understanding ground after they are left to unfurl the future of IT. Their level of understanding is broad and as they are debugging the codes they do it with a purpose. For them they learn websites and other internet services. Besides that they are involved with complex use of robots.

The Star – Aged between 13 and 17 years. As the major group, they are more efficient with what is happening around programming language. The interaction of more than code languages and how to come up with apps (gaming, or useful ones).

Code Program

Weekend Classes – Saturday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Holiday Boot-camps – April, August and December school holidays.

Summer boot camp – July for kids in British and American education

Child Cyber Protection for Parents – February and June

 

Train­ing Days

Term One (Saturday Classes) – 12th January – 23rd March 2019

Term Two (Saturday Classes) – 18th May to 27th July 2019

Inter-schools innovative Showcase – 13th April 2019

Child Cyber Protection training (For Parents) – 23rd February 2019 and 22nd June 2019

Holiday Boot camp:

  1. April Boot camp – 8th to 12th April 2019-Completed
  2. August Boot camp – 12th to 16th August 2019-Completed

 

Upcom­ing Train­ing Days

  1. November Boot camp – 11th to 29th November 2019- Registration ongoing

 

Cost:

 

Holiday Boot-Camp – Ksh 10,000 per week

 

Benefits

  1. Hands on learning on Robots programing, application development and cyber security.
  2. Ment­or­ship from IT experts in vari­ous blue chip IT firms in the Country
  3. Cer­ti­fic­ate
  4. Fun and games
  5. Lunch and refreshments
  6. Net­work­ing with kids from other schools
  7. Prizes

 

Venue: @iLabAfrica Research Centre, Student Centre Building 4th floor, Strathmore University

For any inquiries contact:

Getrude on 0703034616 / 0739301957

Email:  getrude.gichuhi@strathmore.edu

or

Diana +254722315550

Email: hello@digikids.co.ke 

or

Riunge +254732843818