Today’s children are growing up in a radically different world to the one their parents knew as children. As recent as 20 to 30 years ago, parents use computers that are slow and equipped with small amount of memory. Today, kids have on their fingertips computers that are more than 100,000 times faster and with more than 10,000,000 times larger amount of memory than computers used by their parents. Moreover, their computers are connected to almost every other computer on earth and have access to almost every piece of human knowledge, nearly instantaneously.
Today’s education system (particularly in Africa - and that, for the few lucky children), focuses on teaching students how to write Word documents and has largely ignored the explosive growth of computing and the internet. In a world where telephone calls are answered by software, shopping are done online, TV programmes are delivered over the internet, why shouldn’t every child learn to code?
Britain has a very proud history of excellence in computing, and in our 'Computer Coding Club for Kids' series, we’ll be covering some of the excellent books available for training children on how to program which are published by one of Britain’s (in fact, one of the world's) best known university and publisher, Cambridge University Press. At ASComT, our goal is to nurture these children as pioneers and entrepreneurs in computing technologies. Coding is all about learning how to think and see the world in a new way – a combination of mathematics, logic, algorithms, and other fields. From coding, children are able to learn to divide a very complex problem into manageable and simpler ones in order to develop an efficient and general solution to the original problem. Computational way of thinking has application in engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, finance, business and marketing, archaeology, and many other fields; it therefore goes well beyond software writing and development. It is a skill every child today should learn – it will help your child to understand and master technology of all sorts and to tackle problems in almost any discipline.
Once a child learns how to code, he/she is able to create amazing applications whose capabilities are only limited by his/her imaginations. It is this power of creativity that ASComT (Nig) Ltd intends to put in the hands and minds of Nigerian children.
Our courses in the ‘Computer Coding Club for Kids’ series include:
Computer Coding Club Level 3: Programming in Python – Beyond Basics
Some Python Kits for Kids:
• Games: Teaching your kids with Minecraft
• Graphics: Turtle Graphics
GET INVOLVED: What ASComT can offer you
• We can help you get your children involved by contacting your company to sponsor children of staff for our courses
• We work with local schools and you can contact us if you would like to sponsor children who are genuinely unable to afford our courses
• You can recommend us to your children's school authority and we can work with them to deliver our courses to their pupils and at their premises
Some Coding Courses for Children Around The World: