SuaCode: A Global Community of Learners
1000+ Students from 37 Countries
Tiwonge Lwara, Malawi
Mohammed Adam, Sudan
Thato Nicole Tau, Botswana
Segun Omole, Nigeria
Elizabeth Fio, Ghana
Million Mulugeta Habtegebrel, Ethiopia
Ajenganyi Solange Achankeng, Cameroon
Abakar Mahamat, Chad
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SuaCode Africa 2.0 is a smartphone-based online course to teach coding to Africans with little or no programming experience.And for the first time, the program will be in both English and French! You would need an Android smartphone to take part in this course.
In this cohort, 1,000 students will get the opportunity to be introduced to basic coding concepts over a 2-month period and build a mobile app in the process. Selected learners will receive FULL SCHOLARSHIPS sponsored by Nsesa Foundation to partake in this cohort and hence will not have to pay anything.
SuaCode Africa 2.0 will run for 8 weeks from 1st May 2020 – 1st July 2020. Learners will be expected to commit 3-5 hours a week, submit assignments each week, and complete the course within this period. As a result, do not apply for this cycle if you cannot commit this amount of time.
Learners that complete this 8-week online course will receive a certificate and those that complete assignments with outstanding performance and proactively help other learners on the course forum will have mentoring sessions with professionals from tech companies such as Google and Facebook.
In addition, female applicants accepted into SuaCode Africa 2.0 will be admitted into Nsesa Foundation’s STEM WOW Mentoring program where they will have an exclusive mentoring session with one of our STEM WOWs — an inspirational African woman in STEM.
The application deadline is Thursday, 30, April 2020 at 11:59 GMT and acceptances will be sent out the next day, 1st May 2020. Accepted students will have 3 days to confirm their acceptance otherwise their spot will be given to another person on the waitlist. Therefore regularly check the email you provide in the application form and also follow our Facebook pages to see our post updates on the program.
To increase your odds of being selected, your application should reflect that you have familiarized yourself with the vision, mission of Nsesa Foundation, as well as the goals and intended impact of SuaCode.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is SuaCode Africa 2.0?
What will I gain from taking part in SuaCode Africa 2.0?
Why should I apply for SuaCode Africa 2.0?
What is the requirement to take part in the program?
What programming language will the program teach?
When will the program take place?
Where will it take place?
Do I have to pay for SuaCode Africa 2.0?
Do I need to have some coding experience before applying?
What is the application deadline?
When will decisions be sent?
Do I have to live in a country in Africa to take part in the program?
How will students be selected?
- Strong motivation for learning to code
- Willingness to work hard.
First stage: based on the application information provided, a number of learners will be conditionally accepted. Second stage: all conditionally accepted students will have to be given preliminary access to the course platform, and will be required to submit the first assignment after completing the first lesson with the help of facilitators. Based on the results of this first assignment, the best 1000 students will be selected and officially accepted into the program. Learners that do to make a submission for the first assignment will automatically be rejected. This process ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn to code as long as:
- They have a strong motivation (as demonstrated by the application submitted) and
- They work hard (demonstrated by completing the first assignment).
How will I know if I have been selected?
I want to learn more about SuaCode
Who oversees the program?
- George Boateng (Ghanaian), President of Nsesa Foundation and PhD Candidate at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Isaac Attuah (Ghanaian), SuaCode Lead and Computer Science student at the University of Miami, U.S.