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The 2016 co-winner for the Tigo Digital Change-makers’ competition, Ernestina Appiah, has organized a one-day coding session for over 400 school children drawn from basic and Junior High schools in the Greater Accra Metropolis.
Themed ‘Ghana Code Day’ Appiah brought together app developers from Mobile Web Ghana, Leti Arts among several other experts to teach the children various applications including Scratch, HTML, and CSS to develop games and web pages.
They were joined by the Deputy Minister for Communications and Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon, Vincent Sowah Odotei.
Commending the team of volunteers for the initiative, the Deputy Communications Minister said it was in line with government’s policy to use Community Information Centres across the country to encourage digital inclusion.
“Government has a broad policy of ensuring universal access to ICT-enabled products and services. We plan to re-develop all 194 Community Information Centres across the country so every district would have a place where children can learn about ICT, beyond what they are taught in various basic schools,” he revealed.
In response, the convenor and Tigo Change-maker, Ernestina Appiah, asked for support from the Ministry of Communication so she could scale-up the event and reach more children.