Google Supports Africa Teen Geeks

Google Supports Africa Teen Geeks


Google has selected Africa Teen Geeks as one of the various international charities to support in 2015. The non-profit organisation specialises in initiating web developing skills into South African school curriculums.Africa Teen Geeks provides computer science training in schools and in underserved communities. In order to foster an enduring legacy of innovation, Africa Teen Geeks seeks to teach children at school and unemployed youth coding skills whilst instilling them with confidence to “start something” and show them how with sweat – and often tears – but not necessarily a lot of money, they could be the next Facebook or Twitter.

“We need more kids falling in love with science and math,” stated Larry Page, CEO and co-founder of Google.

The purpose of Africa Teen Geeks is to facilitate skills development within the IT sector, which provides opportunities for educating students to become IT developers in South Africa. The initiative will empower underprivileged communities by providing insight into how software is made, and by learning complex coding skills.

Microsoft has created the curriculum for this proudly South African initiative, paving the way for many successful careers in the IT industry. Schools within Mpumalanga (north east of South Africa) will be the first to receive this extraordinary curriculum in 2015. Thereafter, this opportunity will expand throughout Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in 2016.

“We know technology has the power to change the world for the better and Google has made it a priority to inspire young people to not just see technology, but to create it. But far too few have access to either education or encouragement they need to pursue computer science. We want to get the whole world coding,” concluded Page.

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