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Teacher training coding and robotics
Africa Teen Geeks in partnership with the Department of Education and UNICEF have launched a ground-breaking initiative to help close the digital education gap in South Africa. 2,000 learners from 1,200 schools will be trained by the Johannesburg based ATG, Africa's largest computer science non-profit organisation. Those teachers will then implement their newly acquired digital skills into the curriculum and build the IT potential of 1.2 million school children across the country. 3 Sep 2021 Read more

Training of teachers on the curriculum for coding and robotics in preparation for the 2022 piloting in schools
Africa Teen Geeks is a non-profit organisation that introduces computer science and robotics to previously disadvantaged schools, through teacher training and curriculum development. Since its inception in 2014, Africa Teen Geeks has grown to become the largest computer science non-profit organisation in Africa. 1 Sep 2021 Read more

Africa Teen Geeks launches National Tutoring Campaign Education to assist learners ahead of the final examinations
Africa Teen Geeks (ATG) in partnership with the UNICEF and University of Johannesburg will be running a National Tutoring Campaign (NTC) to support Department of Basic Education (DBE) key initiatives aimed at increasing the pass rate of 2021 school calendar year. Covid-19 continues to impact on learning and teaching, this is highlighted by the decline in school attendance rates which is reported to have dropped from a high of 98% in Government High Schools (GHS) 2018 to 94% in April/May 2021. According to NIDS-CRAM findings, about 650,000 to 750,000 children aged 7 to 17 years old were not attending school by May 2021. 10 Aug 2021 Read more

UJ collaborates with DBE, Africa Teen Geeks and Unicef to deliver teacher training workshop, launch tutoring campaign
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Soweto Science Centre in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), Africa Teen Geeks and Unicef will be hosting a teacher training workshop in July 2021. The aim of the workshop is to equip teachers with the necessary skills to thrive in their online (or hybrid) classrooms, and to come up with new ways that keep students engaged. 7 Jul 2021 Read more

Africa Teen Geeks 2021 Nelson Mandela Month activities with the Nelson Mandela Foundation
Africa Teen Geeks (ATG) is committed to educating, inspiring and equipping young people with the skills, resources and experience to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers and close the opportunity gap through quality education. Our drive is to eliminate the barriers faced by the disadvantaged communities in pursuing STEM. It gives us great privilege and honour to announce ATG as a strategic partner supporting the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Mandela Day in action against poverty and foundation programmes for education. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

Africa Teen partners with the University of Johannesburg, Northcliff Rotary Club and Unicef to host International Day of Mathematics
14 March 2021 marks the annual celebration of the International Day of Mathematics. The proclamation of 14 March as the International Day of Mathematics was adopted by the executive council of Unesco at its 205th session. It was adopted by the 40th session of the General Conference of Unesco in November 2019. Each year has a unique theme, this year's is 'mathematics for a better world'. Registration is free for all high-school learners. Learners can register here. 9 Mar 2021 Read more

Africa Teen Geeks launches free coding and robotics holiday programme for kids
The year 2020 was a very challenging year for all industries, the education sector was not exonerated from the devastating impact of the global pandemic, Covid 19. Since the declaration of national disaster in March 2020, the need for new ways of teaching and learning became eminent with technology being the critical requirement and enabler of teaching and learning in an environment that discourages physical contact. 4 Jan 2021 Read more

Wits University shares platform with STEM Lockdown Digital School to offer career advisory services
Africa Teen Geeks in partnership with the Sasol Foundation, and supported by the Department of Basic Education, presented a free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Lockdown Digital School, which commenced on the fourth day of the national lockdown. These virtual classes, which cater for learners in grade R to12, have been in operation for five weeks. 6 May 2020 Read more

30 years as a woman in tech
I recently told someone about how I got started working in the software industry, and in recounting my story, I realised that September of this year will mark 30 years that I have been working in tech. My first thought was "that's impossible - I can't be that old"! And yet, it was in September of 1989 that I took my first tech job as a senior technical writer at Adobe when the company had only a few hundred employees. To set the context for what was happening in the industry in 1989: I was hired to write the tutorial for Photoshop version 1.0, which shipped on a 3.5-inch diskette and included a printed user guide and tutorial. 3 Jul 2019 Read more

First Girl Geek Summit to get more disadvantaged girls into STEM
Local non-profit organisation, Africa Teen Geeks, is launching a new flagship event to inspire 100 high school girls from disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The summit is sponsored by financial services company MMI Holdings (home to Momentum and Metropolitan) and virtual reality development agency Apodytes. The inaugural Girl Geek Summit will take place from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 June 2019 at their head office in Centurion. It will bring together women leaders and girls from Silicon Valley and South Africa to engage in inspirational presentations, panel discussions, one-to-one career coaching, and workshops focussing on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. 24 Jun 2019 Read more