Microsoft Africa, Credit Bank and Kodris Africa have partnered to support coding students in primary and secondary schools in Kenya.
The partnership will see the three firms working together to promote use of Kodris Africa Studio by students in Kenya and then rolled out into the rest of Africa. The studio is an online platform where the content is loaded.
Coding is the act of translating human intentions into commands that computers can understand to create modern use digital solutions such as mobile money transfer and smart devices.
In the backdrop of a recent $27 million (Ksh.3 billion) research and development center launch in Nairobi dubbed the Microsoft Africa Development Center, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Nairobi Smart City project to install smart streetlights and water infrastructure throughout the city.
“The Ministry of Education has made a great step in the right direction by approving a product that will enhance digital literacy among students in Kenya. We enjoin ourselves in this journey to bring this piece of education to Kenyan schools. Students who learn and understand coding have an advantage of becoming full participants – rather than merely spectating – in a heavily computerized and digitized world,” the center’s Program Manager Irene Githinji said on Wednesday.
“Learners deserve all the knowledge that they can acquire in their years of study so that they can stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers from around the world,” he added.