ICT Programs

JUNIOR ICT PROGRAMS

With each fight against drug abuse and juvenile crime, several organizations realize that child protection is more important to our communities. Making the same kids and youths realize that they can do something interesting with their talents builds anxiety. If we can drive this feeling in the right direction then we can help them conquer their self-esteem hence a positive rise in morality and talent.

For good reasons, SambaSports Youth Agenda chose football, skits, and other field events that have coded the future of a good number of kids.
Tech Kidz Africa comes in to join the fight as a close partner by bringing in a program that enables children from the age of 7 to 18 to be able to learn IT skills and apply them in real life by making projects that give back to the community in one way or the other.

This partnership is highly supported by Swahilipot Hub and its members, including Pwani Teknowgalz. The aim of all these entities is to improve the lives of youths and children and also provide a safe environment for mutual growing.

This program  trains:
-Website and App Development
-Robotics and Machine Learning
-Simple Coding and animation
-Creative Design Thinking
-Graphics Designing
-Child Online Protection and Artificial Intelligence

Since the emergence of technology, it has become a blessing in disguise. Parents try to hide their phones, laptops, and other internet-accessing gadgets in fear of their children getting across adult content and other disadvantages that come with the net. On the other hand, more than 40% of youths joining the universities to undertake Science, Engineering and Technology related courses are few but graduate unskilled enough for the job market. All these facts provided together led to the wanting of preparing a safer technical related environment for our children.

School ICT Visits

From 28th January to 2nd February of 2021, in partnership with Pwani Teknowgalz, SambaSports Youth Agenda trained 100 students in Kombani Primary School, Kwale County, on “CS First Unplugged” activities, targeting standard 4 to standard 7 pupils.
The training was facilitated by alumni of Pwani Teknowgalz, Abdulhamid Chaucer and Omar Khamis together with Mwanarusi Ali (a beneficiary of the SambaSports Senior ICT Program) , who are now part of SambaSports ICT Department.
The training concentrated on computer science activities that did not need a computer to be executed. This being a pilot project initiated by Google.
The kids were trained on three sessions;
1. Connecting a Neighborhood – a session that sensitized the pupils on how map applications work, and how to interconnect entities in a neighborhood.
2. Encoding an emoji – this session trained the students on how computers see images. They practiced on how they could draw images by shedding a replica diagram of screen pixels.
3. Encrypting a message – a session that looks into how passwords and secret messages can be made. This enables the pupils to understand how important it is for some information to be left secure and out of the control of hackers.
The school is looking forward to  be engaged in the phase 2 project of 2021, which is supposed to target more than 500 grade 4 pupils around Kwale County.