Cadbury Bournvita, in collaboration with Edusko Africa and Techeduhub, organised a free five-day Tech Bootcamp for 50 children between the ages of eight and 16, in Lagos, recently. The aim of the training was to improve their technical knowledge and enhance their learning skills, in light of the current global digital revolution.
The kids learnt about Programming, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Life Skills, to boost their creativity, communication and collaboration skills. In just five days, participants programmed calculators using Python. They also programmed drones, 2D games with the Unity Game Engine, and built their first robotic cars. At the end of the Bootcamp, the Bournvita kids received a certificate of participation in the training.
Speaking at the event, Oluwakemi Awonusi, Media Manager, Cadbury Nigeria, a subsidiary of Mondelēz International, said the initiative projects the brand’s essence, as Bournvita nourishes kids and enhances learning skills.
“We are excited with the outcome of this initiative and we will try to expand the scope to accommodate more participants from other states of the federation in the next edition,” she said.
A parent of one of the participants, Phiona Effoh said: “Prior to this programme, my son had always told me he wanted to be an Aeronautic Engineer. But he came back and said ‘mummy, I want to be a Programmer or a Robotic Engineer.’ He sounded so affirmative, and for this, I want to thank Bournvita, Edusko and Techeduhub for this wonderful initiative.”
The programme ended with Bournvita mums and kids expressing gratitude to Cadbury Bournvita and the other organisers.
Cadbury Nigeria Plc, a publicly quoted company, is the pioneer cocoa beverage manufacturer offering some of the most loved brands in the country. Cadbury Nigeria is a 74.99%- owned subsidiary of Mondelēz International, a global snacking powerhouse with an unrivalled portfolio of brands. The remaining 25.01% of shares are held by a diverse group of indigenous, individual and institutional investors. A front-runner in beverages, confectionery and gum, Cadbury Nigeria’s quality products–Bournvita, Hot Chocolate 3 in 1, TomTom, Buttermint, Trident and Clorets–are market leaders in their respective consumer segments.
Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world.