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Kenya’s Kids Comp Camp emerged as winners of FIRE Africa awards

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Kids Comp Camp #KompyutaMashinani is an initiative to help young learners in marginalized communities gain a competitive edge in today’s digital driven society. The initiative is organised by The African Centurion Trust.

They emerged as one of the winners of the FIRE (Funds For Internet Research and Education) Africa Awards. The Award ceremony was organised by the SEED Alliance, at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The SEED is a collaborative partnership between IP registry organisations in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Seed Alliance has supported 116 projects in 57 economies in the global south to a tune of around US$ 2.2 million helping them to strengthen and promote the Information Society within these regions.

emerged as one of the winners of the FIRE (Funds For Internet Research and Education) Africa Awards. The Award ceremony was organised by the SEED Alliance, at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The SEED is a collaborative partnership between IP registry organisations in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Seed Alliance has supported 116 projects in 57 economies in the global south to a tune of around US$ 2.2 million helping them to strengthen and promote the Information Society within these regions.

Kids Comp Cam’s main initiative is  to increase competitiveness of young learners aged 8 to 14 in rural and slums communities in Africa. Kids Comp Camps runs school holidays and weekend computer camps targeting young learners with no prior exposure on computers to equip them with computing and computational thinking skills to tackle today’s digital driven society. Since inception in 2014, kids comp camp has reached out to more than 6,000 kids from 10 counties in Kenya; 90% this was their first time to use a computer. Also worked with leading organisation such as Microsoft, Google, Mpesa Foundation, Data Dimension among other partners.

Featured Image :Caleb Ndaka, Kids Comp Camp, Kenya, receives his award from Dr. Raúl Echeberría, Vice President Global Engagement — Internet Society

Source: The Medium 

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