On Saturday TNM in partnership with CitySide Media and Huawei Technologies conducted the inaugural coding workshop at the Polytechnic’s UNICEF Hub in Blantyre. This initiative aims at developing digital skills of young people aged between 10 and 16 years.
The workshops will promote coding in Malawi and encourage people to start learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) at an early age. With this in mind, It is important for kids to understand how technology works from a software perspective.
Global trends show a growing reliance by society on technology, to the extent that people with technology related skills have more options in life. As the jobs of the next decade will be heavily determined by technology innovation. The running of coding workshops corresponds with TNM’s vision of being a trusted and reliable telco operator that drives innovation and imparts knowledge to nourish ICT expertise.
Mbumba Banda one of the participating kids, said the workshop has opened new horizons for ICT related initiatives. “Malawi as a country is facing many challenges that can be solved by new technology. The coding camp has helped us to learn and discuss how we can apply technology to manage some of the challenges we face in our lives,” she said.