Details of the organization
Siyafunda Community Technology Centre
South Africa
Civil society entities

Information about the project
SIYAFUNDA CTC is an implementing Partner in South Afrcia for the Africa Code Week, with half a million youth introduced to coding over the past 2 years. This is a continent-wide initiative to spark the interest of African children, teenagers and young adults in software coding. Spearheaded by SAP in 2015 as part of its social investments to drive sustainable growth in Africa, Africa Code Week (ACW) is the story of hundreds of schools, teachers, governments, businesses and non-profits getting together to give birth to the largest digital literacy initiative ever organized on the African continent. Strong public-private partnerships are the driving force behind the initiative’s ambitious goals and ability to secure effective youth employment interventions across the continent. Each year, thousands of free coding activities are organized across 35 countries and online. Youth from three different age groups (8-11; 12-17; 18-24) and instructors trained by skilled volunteers all over Africa come together to code for good.
National implementation: South Africa
Completed from 01/10/2017 to 31/10/2017
Total of 404 community centres, schools, community halls, internet cafes, crèches, etc were used. SAP, GOOGLE, CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTRE

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Project
  • Training initiative