The Hour of Code

Rahama Obadak
Marketing & Comms, Flexisaf

Ding Ding Ding Ding It's the Hour of Code!!!!

That’s right the BIGGEST learning event in history was held this December!

“The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics” -HOC

It’s a global movement that reaches tens of millions of students in over 180+ countries. There are absolutely no restrictions or prerequisites -seriously for all ages between 4 and 104! The goal is to be introduced to the world of programming just for an hour and give participants a peephole of what great things they can do when they learn how to code.

FlexiSAF (Kano Branch) took the liberty of being a part of such an important event and organized its own Hour of Code. Joining over 77,000 volunteers worldwide, we hosted 17 eager youngsters and helped them to write their first line of code! Pretty exciting :D

The program took place on Saturday 12/12/2015 between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. It was so much fun watching their eyes light up and their hearts melt as a result of what was a working program! A real success indeed and at the end of the program they were all given their Hour of Code Certificates B)

Here are some fabulous photos from the event!

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The Coding Hub![/caption][caption id="attachment_1065" align="alignnone" width="701"]

Kid Coders

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Kids engrossed in coding, just about to dive into the PC![/caption][caption id="attachment_1061" align="alignnone" width="702"]

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Kids proudly posing with their certificates at the end of the program.[/caption]The event is in continuity of FlexiSAF's commitment to serving its community. Just recently, the Kidcoders programming event took place hosting about 20 teens for two weeks hands on programming.