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180 Young Sierra Leoneans Complete Tech Bootcamp

By Augustine James

One of the leading Mobile Network Operators in Sierra Leone, Africell, has on Saturday August 31st certified 180 young Sierra Leoneans who have completed a month-long Coding Bootcamp aimed at technically empowering students to learn how to create mobile applications and websites. The event was hosted at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown and it attracted parents and people from all walks of life.

Mamie Dolly, a pupil aged 10 years emerged as the most outstanding participant and won a trophy for her contribution in the course. She was able to create a ‘speak and translate’ app and was able to thoroughly explain the processes and steps involved.

“I am to start JSS 2 in the coming academic year but because of my age, Africell decided to put me in the primary category for the Coding Bootcamp course which I manifested my intelligence so well” she confirmed to NewsWatch.

According to John Conteh, Station Manager at AI Radio, the 1 month course attracted participants, ranging from primary to tertiary categories.

The lead Tutor and Curriculum Developer of Geek Express, Ahmad El-Amin, said that they provided the necessary items for all qualified participants who took part in the just concluded Africell 2019 Coding Bootcamp so as to enhance better skills.

“We had participants who actually had never got the opportunity to even touch a computer but we created this opportunity for them and today they can boast of creating a mobile application and even websites,” he said.

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