We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
In Liberia we are usually not current with world-wide events. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Silvanus International Ministries, Inc. hosted such an event for the Ladies in Waiting, a mentoring program for young girls founded by Rev. Princess C. Knuckles of the United Methodist Church in Liberia and Hope for the Deaf School.
This was an exciting time. Once the deaf students entered the session they took over the class. There hands were the first to go up to answer questions. All of the deaf students were very clever, but one boy and one young lady were exceptional.
The Ladies in Waiting were eager to learn and grasped the concept quickly.
All those in attendance completed the Maze of Angry Bird and were certificated.
Why don’t you try it?
This is a two day immersion program. We provide the computers. Click here if you want Silvanus Connect to facilitate an One Hour of Code ™ at your school, church or organization.
To support the Young Ladies in Waiting Mentorship initiative, please contact Nyamah Dunbar at Nowai1@yahoo.com or Princess Knuckles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thank you to our partners Oasis of Hope Baptist Church, Universal Outreach Foundation, Helen Roberts, Nyamah Dunbar, Princess Knuckles and our sign language interpreter Jenkins Railey.
“The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”