MEC for education in Limpopo Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya welcomed 40 female learners at the African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI) bootcamp in Polokwane on Saturday.
The Girls’ Coding training 10-day boot camp is an initiative of the Department of Basic Education aimed at ensuring that a girl child is exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Coding, and Innovation. Limpopo is the host for the winter edition and will be joined by 30 female learners from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and North West.
The participants will also be exposed to artificial intelligence, 4IR, and 21st Century skills. The camp is taking place at Northern Academy on the R81 next to Mall of the North. It will also equip them with problem-solving skills, critical thinking and digital skills amongst other things.
AFRICAN GIRLS CAN DO INITIATIVE BOOTCAMP
Lerule-Ramakhanya says we live in a competitive society. Which demands that the education curriculum be competitive to empower young people to be able to compete with the world.
She says it is also critical that the girl child is capacitated to among others be able to create robots. Contrary to having to travel to first-world countries to witness such technologies.