Calabar, December 7th 2016
Afterschool Centre for Career Development (Formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a capacity development organization committed to assisting young persons in transitional stages of their lives set goals and walks them through the achievement of such goals. The Project provides growth opportunities and self as well as career development interventions for and with young people enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.
As part of its objectives to proving learning and growth opportunities for young people in Nigeria, Afterschool Centre for Career Development is partnering with Microsoft Nigeria, The Future Project, TechHiveNG and Techonovation to implement the Computer Sciences Education Week – December 7th – 13th 2016 through the HOUR OF CODE initiative.
The Hour of Code is an annual international event that focuses on introducing students, young people and adults to the world of technology by teaching them programming skills in 1 Hour as part of the Computer Science Education Week. Hour of Code is an industry wide campaign designed to demystify code (programming) and show that anybody can learn the basics. Hour of Code Ambassadors include The President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, the Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates amongst others.
The Hour of Code in Calabar will be celebrated through a week long activities, including in school and out of school coding workshops, coding competitions and a #CodeCalabar Conference with the aim of improving the digital skills of young people in our community and enabling them realise the opportunities for employment and engagement in Digital Communications and Technology.
The activities of the Computer Science Education week 2016 include:
- School Based Hour of Code Session in Schools – Thursday,December 8th, 2016
- Digital Footprint Class- December 9th &12th 2016 -http://bit.ly/digitalfootprintclass
- Girls Coding Day- Saturday, December 10th 2016
- #CodeCalabarConference–Tuesday, December 13th 2016 – http://bit.ly/codecalabar
Afterschool Centre for Career Development and TechHiveNigeria is calling the attention of all programmers, networking/database managers, digital marketers, bloggers, Graphic artists web developers, tech entrepreneurs, collaborators, investors and enthusiasts to attend the Computer Science Education week
For inquiries and sponsorship, Please contact our Programmes team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08187508000. For further clarification, please call Joseph Enesu on 07035401400.
About Afterschool Centre for Career Development:
Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a non-governmental, capacity development organization committed to inspiring, investing and engaging young people as well as facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives. We ignite young people to set career goals and walk them through the achievement of such goals enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.
At Afterschool Centre for Career Development we employ various strategic interventions to counsel, train and provide growth opportunities for young people to prepare for the world of work through a peer mentoring model. Our programmes and projects include a Pathfinder programme for Adolescents, A Pre-Tertiary Training Programme for Post-Secondary school graduates, Workplace Training for Undergraduates as well as career advancement trainings for young professionals.
Beyond providing direct services Afterschool Centre for Career Development provides a springboard for Stakeholder collaboration and thought leadership on issues regarding holistic education including career counseling, employment and youth transitions programming. Some initiatives under our thought leadership portfolio include; The Career Counsellors Coalition and the School to Work Transitions in Africa Initiative.