It’s Hour of Code Week!

Code.org, the non-profit dedicated to promoting computer science education, today announced a worldwide campaign calling on every student around the world to join an “Hour of Code.” The initiative asks schools, teachers and parents across the world to help introduce more than 10 million students of all ages to computer programming during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-13, 2014. The organization also announced the support of multiple organizations and individuals, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman and Jack Dorsey.

Girls In Tech(GTech) is participating in this “Hour of Code” campaign by organising a two days of free one hour introductory to computer programming  for students of all ages in Tamale on the 12th and 13th of December 2014.

These sessions will run from 9am until 5pm on both days at GTech Resource Center in Wurushei a suburb of Tamale near the Tamale Polytechnic. Attendees can drop in during the day to take part in sessions that will start each hour on the hour.

The sessions are open to the public and to all ages from 6+, the only prerequisite is curiosity and a desire to learn something new.

We are calling on all CEOs, celebrities, world leaders, teachers, parents, and students to join the effort to spread a simple idea: that computer science should be accessible to every 21st century student. If you want to volunteer for the Hour of Code day, please call 0277137473 or visit www.gtech.africaictright.org  to learn more about GTech

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