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Digital Skills Workshops Summer & Bootcamps Updates

Our First Coding Summer Camp has ended (Aug 2019, Age 13 – 18)

This Camp has ended. You can read their stories here and look at photos taken throughout the camp at the bottom of the page.

We ran an exciting and innovative programme this last summer from August from 14th – 25th 2019!

There were two options for the wards, either the day camp or in-house residential option.

An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. The ability to code and understand the power of computing is crucial for student’s success in our hyper-connected world.

In the classroom, coding is linked to improved problem solving and analytical reasoning…and more!

This was not just be a summer of learning how to code, wards were introduced to technology, reading habits, internet safety, knowledge sharing and character development. They were equipped with 21st century digital skills that stimulated their physical and mental development.

What they learnt?

This summer camp was not just learning to code, but learning to make DIY art and crafts. They learnt HTML, CSS and Python and they all published their camp stories on our class blog alongside their first lines of code which they presented on the final day to their parents and guardians.

Summer camp began:

  • 10.00 am: August 14th 2019 – Arrival and settling into residence on the hub premises (for wards that stayed in-residence).
  • 10.00 am: August 15th 2019 for day campers. Classes ran till 3.00 pm every Monday to Saturday, lunch was provided for all free. AFRICAN TIME WAS DISCOURAGED!

Summer camp ended:

Sunday, August 25th 2019. All parents/guardians were mandated to attend the final presentation of projects from the campers and what they learnt during their stay! This began by 01.00 pm and ended by 03.00 pm with lunch for all.

Planned daily activities was printed and handed to each ward.

What were the costs?

This summer camp was totally FREE for all participants.

One payment we required from those who dropped off their kids daily was to ‘make a commitment to ensure ward(s) did not miss a class. The other payment for parents/guardians registering their wards was to ensure ward(s) have a functional personal computer, as we were unable to provide computers for all.

In House Residence Advantages

Ward(s) were accommodated in comfortable chalets. Environment is big and ideal for families with enough spaces for long walks. They were close to nature, yet in a gated and secure environment. They were fully immersed in the programme and benefitted from story and movie nights. Their meals were prepared by our in-residence chef, toiletries were provided too. We had separate accommodation for girls and boys, and a minder was with them at all times when they are not in class. Mary, our host was also on-site at all times within this period.

Click here to register your teenager(s) for the next mid-term break camp. More information will be communicated upon registration.

We want to keep in house residential option completely free always, hence we need your support too, if you would like to support our goals, please click here to donate. We accept equipment and physical resources too, kindly contact us and we will arrange pick-up. Thank you.

Spaces are limited so apply early please.

Hosts/Instructors:

Mary is a Founder and Product Manager at How Do You Tech, a social enterprise with a mission to provide answers to tech problems and challenges for Africans, and a vision to promote #Tech4All regardless of skillset and background. When she’s not teaching digital skills at Uwani Hub, she’s volunteering for the WordPress Open Source Community, Tech4Good Netsquared Community and the Internet Governance Society.

Mary M. Job
You can connect with her via her website – maryjob.com

Adedayo is a CMS Evangelist and founder at Jibi Technologies, a frequent speaker at CMS Africa, an annual initiative that promotes Content Management System adoption and use on the African landscape. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the prestigious University of Lagos, and over ten years experience working in the Information Technology sector. When she is not speaking and volunteering, she can be found reading, swimming or writing short stories for Kunku, a storyteller app for kids.

Adedayo Adeniyi
You can connect with her on Twitter @Daydah

Do you have questions. We expect you would have. Please click here to send us an email right-away! You can also call us on +234 903 456 9268 or SMS us on +234 809 394 4674.

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Digital Skills Workshops

How The Internet Works!

Registration for classes to begin January 2020 will be announced soon. Each workshop runs for a total of 8 hours in a one week duration.

Weekday classes run every Monday to Thursday from 3.00pm – 5.00pm for one full week duration!

Weekend classes run on Sundays only from 3.30 – 5.30 pm for a one month duration!

This is a one week / month digital skills workshop that will take place every month from January – November 2020. You can only join a new class at the beginning of every new month starting in January.

Certificate of participation will only be awarded to those who do not miss any class during the duration of their workshop.

What we will learn!

Basic Digital Skills

  • Introduction to Computers and the Internet
  • Learning how to retrieve information and communicate over the internet
  • Learning how to use the internet to present, share and sell your services
  • Learning how to solve your problems using the internet
  • Learning how to stay safe on the internet and not break any rules
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Digital Skills Workshops Events

Smartphone Photography Masterclass

Location: Uwani Hub

Time: 01.00 – 02.00 pm

Date: June 9th 2019

Come and learn how to take great photos using your smartphone.

We will be hosting a Mobile Photography Masterclass in partnership with our friends from Lagos. We share practical tips on how to take great photos using only your smartphone and or DSLR if you have one.

How to get pre-approval before taking photos of people, and understanding what kind of pictures you can post on the world wide web. We will also look at some free photo sharing websites during this meetup.

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Digital Skills Workshops ICT Programmes

How Do You Tech Weekend Girls Club

Target Audience:

Stay at home moms, teachers and girls in or out of high school/college curious to learn how to equip self with digital skills.

Duration:

Saturdays only. 11.30am – 2.00pm. Four weeks (10 hours total)

Workshop Outline:

  • understand the importance of communicating securely
  • set up an email account
  • communicate with others digitally using email and other messaging apps
  • use word processing applications to create documents
  • share documents with others by attaching them to an email
  • communicate with friends and family using video tools
  • post messages, photographs, videos or blogs on social media platforms
  • use the internet to find information that helps me solve problems at work
  • use appropriate software to present information to others
  • use appropriate software, including a spreadsheet, to manipulate and analyse data to help solve problems at work
  • understand that different digital tools can improve my own and the organisation’s productivity

Evaluation:

Achievement gained through this short course will be assessed by one assessment test (practical & written) to be held at the end the programme.

Certificate of attendance will be issued by How Do You Tech Ltd

Workshop starts:

April 01 2019 (Places still available)

Price:

Free of all charges, except your commitment to the programme and enthusiasm to learn.

Register Here.

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Digital Skills Workshops

Why you cant be a digital illiterate

We already talked about what it means to be digitally skilled. So how do you know if you are digitally skilled already? It’s simple. If you possess ‘the ability to find, evaluate, utilise, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet, you are halfway there.

Why halfway there though and not a 100%? I will tell you why!

I am sure you have heard it said somewhere before that we live in an information age and there is information overload. Well, to a higher extent, this certainly holds through, the information overload that is. So how do you get close to being a 100%? Again, the answer to that is very simple.

You have to be a master at retrieving useful, accurate and actionable information, otherwise you are going to waste a lot of time roaming the world wide web for answers. This is what the How Do You Tech organisation seeks to address. To prevent every individual from going deep down into a rabbit hole every time they seek knowledge.

Here are two reasons why you cannot afford to be a digital illiterate.

  • Organisations are evolving digitally – Some years ago, after we graduate from high school, our parents typically send us to a secretarial school where we learn how to type on a typewriter. Today, chances are high that you end up in a computer school. Also every job description today will read, ‘must be computer literate’, so really no one can afford to remain an illiterate digital wise.
  • Starting a business/career/side-hustle – Whether you will work in an organisation or run your own business, or build a career, you need to be digital illiterate. Today, your employers will ask to see your portfolio online. Your customers will ask to see samples or pictures of your work. To let people know about that your side hustle, you need to broadcast it online, you get more reach by so doing.

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