Africa Teen Geeks is a non-profit organization that provides computer science and robotics education to previously disadvantaged schools in Africa. Since 2014, the number of students they have reached has expanded rapidly throughout their years of operations.
African Teen Geeks are the official partner of DBE, and have signed a five-year MoU with them. They’re tasked to co-create coding and robotics curriculum for basic education students in South Africa. The partnership entails material development (like writing curriculums), coordination between virtual and physical classes by collaborating with offices from DBE, as well as teacher development so they can better teach our kids these skills!
The goal is to double the number of teachers from 1,200 schools who are trained on the Ms Zora AI-based learning platform. These 2,000 new teachers will then implement their newfound coding skills into classroom curriculum and teach an additional one million school children across South Africa about technology through hands-on experience with robotics. UNICEF has also pledged financial support towards this initiative in order help close educational gaps that exist among disadvantaged communities