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SOLIDitech’s 2017 Christmas campaign was nothing short of festive, especially as we kicked off our #GiveTheGiftOfCode charity campaign at the same time. Our goal with the Code4CT campaign was to, in the spirit of the festive season, give the gift that keeps on giving – a coding education.
To this end, we partnered with Code4CT, a Cape Town-based charity, to ‘introduce 100 Girls to Code’. This initiative brings the power of coding to 100 girls, where they explore technology and build their first website (amongst other things).
To ring in 2018, on 19 January we invited Emma Dicks, Code4CT founder, and 3 charity ambassadors to visit the SOLIDitech offices. We wanted to meet some of the women benefitting from the charity, get to know them and show them exactly what we do. We met Buhle, Chelsea & Lauren, introduced them to our teams and had an extended chat where we got to know them, found out more about the practical aspects of a Code4CT course and enjoyed some interesting questions followed by tasty treats.
It was an eye-opening engagement and SOLIDitech is very proud to have had this opportunity to work with Code4CT. We believe that our industry is built on the skills and innovations of our workforces, and we strongly support charities, such as Code4CT, who are helping to introduce and educate as many people as possible to the opportunities surrounding learning to code.
“First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.” – John Johnson
Code4CT teaches coding fundamentals, fosters innovative thinking and prepares their learners for a 21st century working environment. At Code4CT, participants are trained in web development, design principles as well as courses in professional development.
Through using coding and web building skills, participants are exposed to how IT skills can be applied to solve problems, and they are encouraged to use their knowledge to tackle a real local challenge:
- Career Guidance – Students are given the opportunity to meet different companies within the industry.
- Problem Solving – Students learn how to communicate their ideas and solutions to relevant problems, with the use of code.
Find out more: http://code4ct.com/