Kids Comp Camp #KompyutaMashinani is an initiative to help young learners in marginalized communities gain a competitive edge in today's digital driven society. The initiative is organised by The African Centurion Trust.
In march 2015, before undertaking the first kids computer camp in Tana River County, we undertook a baseline survey to establish the computer exposure levels among kids from 6 schools. Out of the 30 kids interviewed; only 3 had seen a computer before.
Over the next decade it is estimated that there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences and only around 400,000 graduates qualified to do them. Yet less than 2% of children in Africa leave school with any computer skills.
Kids Comp Camp runs school holiday and sometimes weekend computer camps targeting Kids in underprivileged communities. During the camps, the learners go through an exciting and relevant digital literacy curriculum designed for a student with no prior experience with computers. For every Kids computer camp we aim to establish a well-equipped & easily accessible Kids Computer Lab & also train a locally available Human Resources to patron the facility.