Afterschool Centre for Career Development (ACCD), a non-governmental capacity development organisation committed to inspiring, investing and engaging young people, has signed on iDea(Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator) Nigeria an implementing partner of the first ever Africa Code Week in Nigeria.

Africa Code Week, the first of its in kind, will hold across 17 African countries from the 1st to 10th of October, 2015. In Nigeria, ACCD will facilitate the Africa Code Week in Calabar, Cross River State with the aim of empowering youths, teachers and parents with the language of software programming that will help bridge the digital skills gap.

As a partner, iDea Nigeria will join ACCD in implementing the following activities for the Africa Code Week:

  • Tech Meetup
  • Africa Code Week Summit.
  • A Week long Codding Class.
  • Codathon- for – Social Change.
    Speaking on the upcoming event and the partnership with iDea Nigeria, ACCD Faculty Lead, Esther Eshiet said: We are excited about the impact the Africa Code Week will bring to Calabar;and having iDEA Nigeria as a partner will further the achievements of the objectives of the Africa Code Week”

We are always looking out for ways to collaborate with organisations in the state.the Africa Code week offers one of such opportunities ~ iDea Nigeria’s Operations Manager, Mr. IkennaAdogu

Participating at the Africa Code Week is free. For registration and partnerships email info@afterschoolcentre.org or call 07038478577, 08187508000.

About ACCD

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a non-governmental, capacity development organisation 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.

Learn more about ACCD at http://afterschoolcentre.org/

iDea Nigeria

iDEA (Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator) provides essential support to entrepreneurs to build software skills, solutions and businesses critical to their success. The organisation aims To help Nigerian ICT entrepreneurs create successful businesses. It should build growth oriented companies with impact on employment in the ICT sector, and place Nigeria on the international ICT map.

Entrepreneurs accepted into iDEACentres receive support in the way of physical work space, shared facilities, training, mentoring and access to capital.

Learn more about iDea Nigeria at http://www.idea-nigeria.org/

Africa Code Week

Convinced, with Einstein that the only source of knowledge is experience, the Africa Code Week is organised by  SAP, Ampion, Simplon.co, the Galway Education Centre, the Cape Town Science Centre and the King Baudouin Foundation to empower youth, teachers and parents with the language of software programming using a freely available Scratch system.

The event will provide African youths with the critical skills required for today’s challenging job market and become key actors of Africa’s economic development.

Africa Code Week was officially launched during the World Economic Forum on Africa (Cape Town, 35 June).

Learn more about Africa Code Week at http://www.africacodeweek.org/