MY FIRST CODING SUMMER CAMP
It was a very beautiful day on Wednesday 14th august 2019, a journey I was not prepared for. My mum told my brother he was going for a coding summer camp and I wanted to go with him. We were going to Ogun State and I had never been to that state. I took the challenge to make the journey and told myself I would learn from the summer camp.
I took the challenge so that when I get back home, I will be able to give account of what I have done and learnt to my parents. So this is my experience at the Uwani Hub Coding Summer Camp.
My experience started when I left the house with my dad from Ibadan to Ijebu. Ibadan is on Oyo State, and Ijebu is in Ogun State. It was just like an excursion while we were going, I saw different places, people, towns, etc. It was an hour and a half journey to get to the venue of the summer camp. It was a stressful journey but all thanks to God we made it to the camp.
When we got there our coordinator took both my Daddy, Brother and I to the hub where my daddy filled and signed our consent forms. We bade our Daddy goodbye. Our coordinator took us both to different hostels but to my surprise I was the only girl that had arrived that day. Later in the day, two other girls arrived and I didn’t feel lonely again. I however felt pity for my brother because he was the only boy.
Then I asked myself a question, a camp is supposed to be more than twenty (20) teenagers. I later discovered that this was the first time Uwani Hub is organising this camp and their aim was to teach teenagers how to operate a computer online, open a website and different other things computer can be used for.
The camp took place for two weeks and those days will always be memorable. I don’t pray to forget it. I learnt how to use codecombat.com to play a Python game, and what websites are. The camp was not just learning alone, we had fun too. The fun we had was in playing games, dancing and engaging in different types of body exercises.
To the Glory of God, I am glad and happy that we finished this beautiful and wonderful camp. To my honourable coordinator, Ms Mary, I say thanks for the opportunity to be among the first set to attend this camp.
Thank you and I hope to attend the next years’ summer camp.