It has indeed been a great and interesting journey with Outbox and the KCP course. Kamal has been very focused and interested in his Saturday classes. He enjoys the lessons very much and looks forward to doing project homework.
He has become more focused at school and his class work has improved. It is no longer a fight for Kamal to do his school homework, and what would take him 1 - 2 hours before is done in 30 - 45 mins so that he can focus on his KCP work.
For over 8 weeks in our third class of KCP, I'v been part of the team that facilitated teaching Computer Programming to children aged 6-11 at Outbox. It’s been a wonderful experience so far and the kids too seem to enjoy it as well as expressed by one of the kids.
"I didn’t know anything about scratch but with time got familiar with it and got more interesting each time I came for the next class." saidkamal on of the students in the Just concluded class/
The Kids Computer Programming (KCP) initiative seeks to build the next generation of creators by teaching kids (6-11 years of age) how to build their own games, stories and animations using software.
The Kids Computer Programming was launched in May 2014, with up to 60 kids benefiting from this initiative ever since then, to include 25 in the previous classes of KCP at different levels (Apprentice and Novice) at Outbox and 35 in one of the International schools in Kampala, and still ongoing.
As part of CIPESA’s OpenNet Africa initiative which is aimed at promoting internet freedom in the region through digital security and safety skills development, creating awareness on the status of online freedoms and how to protect them, building a network of the region’s actors in this domain, and advocacy to engender a more progressive digital rights regime in East Africa, Outbox worked with the local tech community to test select digital safety and security tools to understand what works well and why and what mi