Focus and collaboration. These two words sum up what we see at the coding clubs that we piloted last year at La Wireless School and this year at the Mateheko School.
The ever enthusiastic Mr. Sefakor Ankrah, one of our teacher-facilitators, caught the coding bug early and spread the enthusiasm to his students. Using the computer lab at the Wireless Schools that Airtel (now AirtelTigo) had donated, Mr. Sefakor piloted a club last May, teaching them about Scratch. This year, they’ve also started to code in HTML. Students were so excited to learn and create that clubs were held almost every day after school. Sefakor himself proposed and wrote an app to help us take attendance, and is also now a volunteer facilitator with the Ghana Code Club!
Using the tablets we acquired through a grant from the Australian High Commission in West Africa, Mr. Offei and Mr. Eben, both ICT teachers at the Mateheko and Abossey Okai schools, stepped up to learn Scratch and HTML, and with the help of Ghana Code Club and Sefakor, piloted their own clubs in Kaneshie on the west side of Accra.