During October 5th - 9th last year, the Africa Code Week took place in Rwanda. Over 800 students at five primary schools had been taught in programming. In order to have the proper IT equipment at the school sites specially equipped buses from RDB had been provided.
Due to the positive acceptance and feedback given on the initiative kLab and Gira ICT organized a second, similar training that took place from December 14th - 17th: during their holidays over 400 primary students were also trained to code using Scratch 2.0.
In the long run it is intended to train at least 100 refugee girls and 25 trainers from each camp in Rwanda on how to code. Despite the initiative one of the main challenges remains: lack of access to computers at the camp sites. If this is not overcome refugees will be left behind when it comes to digital literacy.
For those interested in studying in Japan,here comes an opportunity for you:
The third batch of ABE Initiative Master’s program has been launched.The deadline for application will be Monday, 27th October 2015.
The required documents are:
For kLab tenants that wish to apply, in order for us to help you get recommendations from Japan, bring all the required documents at kLab in the General Manager's office on Monday, 27th October 2015 at 11AM sharp. And please share this information with as many people as possible.
In case you need the documents to fill in for your application,send us an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ampion Venture Bus is back in 2015! After kicking this year off with two successful tours in Morocco and West Africa in September, AMPION will soon be headed your way as the Venture Bus is approaching East Africa. We’ll have the privilege of welcoming 40 outstanding, rising entrepreneurs from all over the continent, who will be building a venture in seven days on the bus. This year we’ll travel through Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, finally finishing in Rwanda where we visit the Transform Africa Summit 2015 in Kigali. The AMPION Venture Bus East Africa was made possible by the support of Merck, Microsoft and GIZ on behalf of BMZ.
On Sunday, October 18th, on day 6 of the Venture Bus tour, we arrive at our final destination in Kigali. On this day we throw our Ampioneers to the lions one day before the final event at the Transform Africa Summit. These lions, really our international expert mentor team, will scrutinize our teams for the last time during their presentations at the Final Pitch Event.The temperature is rising and our lions will show no mercy. All to help our teams prepare for the final event!
The event starts at 18:00 and will take place at kLab. We would like to invite you to join us when the Ampioneers present their business models. You are also invited to the official AMPION After-Pitch Party at The Office in Kigali. The party starts around 21:00. We hope that you will honor us with your presence on this special occasion.