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Microsoft Nigeria Trained 10,000 Youths to Code

In an effort to make computing skills accessible to millions of youths around the world, Microsoft Nigeria trained over 10,000 Nigerian youths on Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, during the 2016 Computer Science Education Week.

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Microsoft Nigeria Trained 10,000 Youths to Code

In an effort to make computing skills accessible to millions of youths around the world, Microsoft Nigeria trained over 10,000 Nigerian youths on Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, during the 2016 Computer Science Education Week.

Hour of Code is a yearly global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week to empower beginner coders to create and share their own simple ‘Minecraft’ game.

It is designed to empower anyone to begin learning the problem-solving and critical thinking skills required in today’s technology-powered world.

At this year’s Hour of Code, Microsoft Nigeria trained the youth by working with 126 non-profit organisations and other partners, along with 17 of its employees to hold various coding sessions in 19 states across Nigeria’s 6 geopolitical zones.

Also a ‘ready, set, code’ Hackathon was organised in Lagos Digital Village to further inspire young people to be aware that they can solve problems within a short time with the right tools at their disposal.

While speaking on Hour of Code, Olusola Amusan, Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft Nigeria, noted that out of over 10,000 Microsoft Nigeria trained, about 8,237 students who had no idea of coding before the sessions understood Minecraft and built games at the end of the program.

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