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Why your child needs to learn Coding

As a parents, we strive hard to ensure that we give our children the best things in life. These includes food, shelter, clothing, education etc. When it comes to education, we even dig deeper into our pockets to make sure that they get best education to equip them with skills and knowledge that the market requires. In a world that changing fast, how do we keep up with the technology? How do we prepare our children to adapt into the new normal in the era of technology? We all agree that the education system focus on training our children on memorizing stuff rather than being creative in solving the ever increasing global challenges.  Well, if I were you, I would enroll my child into a coding school Ever heard of the term Coding? NO…I GOT YA!

What the Heck is coding? Before I tell you more about coding. Let’s talk parent to parent. Education penetrated in Kenya during the colonial era. The wise parents who took their children to school those days against all odd clearly showed us the benefit of being ahead of the game. We can already see the results. It’s where the first Kenyan leaders came from after we gained independence. Be it a chief, a teacher, bankers, news anchors, politicians of the time. Then later, everybody embraced education and literacy levels increased tremendously with more universities and colleges opening up. So what set the generation of the 80s apart? It was type writing. Secretarial jobs were in the peak and in fact the government opened secretarial schools. For your information, the current Law school in parklands by University of Nairobi used to be a secretarial training school. In the 90s came the computers, then the laptops and am not surprised that you could be reading this post from your personal computer or computerized enabled Smart Phone! That’s how fast the technology grows. In a world where majority of Kenyans have not only a University degree but masters or sometimes PHD, what will set our children apart? How do we prepare them for not only the present but the future job market? How do prepare them to handle the future opportunities to solve the current and future world challenges. It’s by training them to CODE!

Now I can go back to telling you what coding is. Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. If you think of your phone, how many apps do you have? Whats APP, Safaricom App, Instagram, Facebook, Uber, Banking apps, Shopping Apps etc. AM sure you have a few of these. We all love them as they make our work easier and fun. So, how do all these APPs come about? It’s through Coding. Think of computer games that our kids love. Think about the robots etc…The website that you are using to read this amazing content…well, whether you like it or not, the future is coding. In the future, not knowing the language of computers (CODING) will be as challenging as being illiterate today. You better prepare your child for it. (don’t say I didn’t tell you)

Why is coding so vital for your child? We are already living in a world dominated by software. Your phone calls go over software-controlled networks; your television is delivered over the internet; you no longer need to go asking around for new places or get a map because you can navigate with your phone. We all shop online and have it delivered into our door step. The next generation’s world will be even more online and digital. Soon, your house will be controlled with software, some of your medical care will be delivered over the web and your car may even drive itself. This is clear indication of rising demand of IT professional.

You know WOW MOM is cool… And we love to hook you up with amazing offers that make your parenting journey easier and fun.  Think Young is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on young people. They are opening their doors to equip our children with just the right skills they will need for the future through their Coding school.

The Coding School is a 5-day program that seeks to provide 60 students with the unique experience of a school characterized by innovative approaches in non-formal educational settings, addressing the real needs of the youth by equipping them with the skills required by the industry. This is the most amazing part…the program is FREE upon selection. Yes free of charge. If I were you. I would apply now!

To address the large gender imbalance in the STEM sector, 60% of the participants will be girls. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34% in the next few years, making coding and app development the world’s most in-demand skills. Want your child to become a Microsoft/ Google software developer, launch their own video game or come up with the next revolutionary social innovation, Coding school is the place to be! Upon selection APPLY HERE NOW !

Youths accepted into the programme will kick start their future, learning skills such as Coding, Videogame/ App development, Website development and design. The Coding School will not only equip youths with in-demand skills, but the youths accepted into the Coding School will get the chance to use cutting edge industry tech tools. Increasing their chances of getting hired in the most lucrative labour market.

Here are just few more details:

When: 10 th – 14 th October

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Audience: 60 students between the ages of 11-14 years’ old

Fee: Free, upon selection

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