Wards on the 1st day of camp at Uwani Hub

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.


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

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