why coding

“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

What Global Leaders Say

“Learning to code is useful no matter what your career ambitions are.”

Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post

“For most people on Earth, the digital revolution hasn’t even started yet. Within the next 10 years, all that will change. Let’s get the whole world coding!”

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

“One of the most important skills any entrepreneur should learn is to program a computer. This is a critical skill if you want to start a tech startup, but a basic knowledge of code is useful even in traditional fields, because software is changing everything.”

Reid Hoffman, Executive Chairman & Co-founder of LinkedIn

All around the world parents just like you are realising that digital literacy is the nextgen literacy and computational thinking is the nextgen thinking of the tech rock stars of the future. Our market research has shown that 70% of parents in Kenya wish to increase their children’s digital skills and would prefer a home grown provider that provides digital literacy content compatible with the 8-4-4 school curriculum. Unfortunately this need has not been filled in our learning systems until now.

Digikids is a digital literacy academy committed to filling the digital knowledge gap in Kenyan youth by training all rounded digital citizens through developing computational thinking as a tool for problem solving, teaching coding to create innovative solutions, and sensitization on how to interact with technology safely and securely. These key skills enable children to improve their general decision making abilities by learning how to use logic, mathematics and algorithms to simplify complex problems and create solutions.

While we recognize that not all children will pursue a career in software engineering, computational thinking and coding will equip our students will the skills to create software that will enable automation and speed in any industry that they decide to pursue in their career path. Computational thinking is a critical skill for the millennial generation as it teaches children how to breakdown a complex problem and express the solution in a language that a computer can evaluate through writing code all done while interacting with technology securely.

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