To implement an outreach program to identify young people, especially girls and women from socially vulnerable communities, who have the potential to learn programming. The project aims to prepare them for work in the technology industry. The long-term goal of the program is to reduce youth unemployment and address the shortage of skilled programmers needed to grow the technology industry in South Africa.
- The outreach programme targeted people living in marginalised communities. 11 visits were organised to schools, community centres, partner development organisations (e.g. Edunova), presenting programming as an accessible activity and a viable career, and disseminating information about jobs in the sector.
- The programme was presented 8 times virtually on Facebook.
- A special webinar version was developed, 4 virtual and 3 live events were organised at the CodeX office in Cape Town with 287 participants (156 women and 131 men);
- 516 people were selected and participated in capacity building activities, 372 of whom successfully completed the free online coding course (150 women, 208 men, 14 not selected by gender); 38 completed the three full online coding courses and are now ready for work (17 women and 21 men). 13 people were selected for the coding camp, 2 women and 11 men. 93 people (36 women and 57 men) have completed or are in the process of completing the coding camp.
The expected impact is that young people accessing Afrika Tikkun Digital Library have enhanced online digital skills and are tech-savvy, have access to world-class academic and non-academic resources and are therefore empowered for post school opportunities.
- 2 314 young people who took part in Afrika Tikkun projects in the poorest communities in South Africa, received free access to the Afrika Tikkun digital library and other additional resources.
- Participants improved their digital skills by gaining access to world-class academic and non-academic resources.
- The competitive advantage of vulnerable young people in the labour market was increased.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the youth, living in the Republic of South Africa, to prevent corruption