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Google supports Africa Code Week empowering over 100,000 students through Computer Science

According to a recent WEF report on digital skills, only about 1% of African children leave school with basic coding skills, and 30% of employers across Africa identify inadequately skilled workforces as a major constraint to business growth.

In 2017 we began actively making commitments in Africa to combat this. One of those commitments was to help 10 million Africans acquire digital skills that will prepare them for the jobs of the future. We are also intensifying our efforts to equip the upcoming generation with skills they need to become active players in Africa's emerging digital economy. One of the ways we are doing this is through our partnership with SAP.

A photo of students going through the Africa Code Week program

Since 2015, through the Grow with Google Community Microgrant, we have partnered with SAP to sponsor local organisations to facilitate hands-on coding workshops through their Africa Code Week Program. Last year, we provided grants to 53 organizations across 11 countries. This year we will be funding 55 organizations across 18 countries. To facilitate this learning opportunity, Google is supporting the delivery of hands-on coding curriculum, like CS First; a free, easy to use, video guided scratch based coding content for kids aged 9 to 16. Google also provided coding content for areas with limited internet access and digital devices through CS unplugged.

Here’s a list of the awarded organizations-

AISEC, Benin

Dream Factory
The Clicking Generation
Ngwana Entreprise

Institut Salomon
Genuis Centers
Club Programmation


Walta Mothers and Children Health Care Organization

Cetradis Sarl

Ghana Code Club
iSpace Foundation

Ivory Coast
AIESEC Abidjan Sud

Sote Information & Communication Technology
Pwani Teknowgalz
Modcom Limited
Eldo Hub

Science and Mathematics Education Forum



Bodex ICT Foundation
CodeKajola Coderina Education and Technology Greatness Achieved Through Excellence (GATE Academy) Initiative for the Development of the Next Generation
InnoSoft Technologies
KYM Signature Media Megatronic Network Solutions Limited NACOSS SouthEast
Net Access Communities Nigeria Limited Online Hub Educational Services
RAD 5 Tech Hub
Premier Hub Innovation Center Rugged Steps Foundation for African Youth Development  Save up Yung Dev Skyline Futuristic Eco West African Academy Soparkids International
Starthub Women, Startup Innovation Technology Foundation
Striving for Greatness Edtech Initiative Techquest STEM Academy Teltec Services Limited Women in Technology in Nigeria(WITIN) Youth for Technology

South Africa
Dream Factory Foundation
Fundanii Digital Learning Girl Code
Isisombululo Community Centre
ITC Club Mpumalanga
Sakhikamva Foundation
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre Siyafunda Community Technology Centre
The KZN Science Centre The Library Project Trust (The Bookery)

Association pour le Refondation Laigue du Togo


Youth for reconciliation & leadership

Girls in STEM Trust