Interswitch Holds Code Week For Slum Children

Must Read

Nigeria: CBN bans Corn/Maize importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all authorised dealers to immediately discontinue the processing of Forms M...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...

Interswitch, a Pan-African integrated digital payments and commerce company in partnership with Slum2school Africa, recently hosted ‘Slum-to-school code week’ in line with the Africa Code Week. The four-day event which held at Adekunle Primary School, Makoko, Lagos started on Tuesday, October 22 and ended on Friday, October 25, 2019.

The Slum-to-school code week is in line with the Interswitch’s “Switch-A-Future” CSR objective that specializes in harnessing career opportunities amongst secondary students in the Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) paths. A total of 30 students who reside in Makoko drawn from various secondary schools in Lagos, benefitted from the project.

Interswitch aims to drive the study of STEM through students across different age and social categories. This commitment is further reiterated by the company’s social investment in an innovation laboratory at the slum to school. The investment includes building and managing the laboratory since its inception in May 2018.

Interswitch Holds Code Week For Slum Children

- Advertisement -

Throughout the code week, volunteers from Interswitch came in every day for two hours after school to give the children hands-on training on coding. On the last day, the children made group presentations of what they had learnt to the Interswitch CSR team.

Read Also:  #AccessBankLagosCityMarathon: Win Awesome Giveaways in the Race with Kia

Commenting at the event, Interswitch Group Head, Corporate Segment Marketing, Enyioma Anaba, stated that she was impressed with the progress the students had made in such a short while.  She said: “This just goes to show how smart these kids are.  In less than one week, we can see these children coding, building websites and writing different computer programmes.  As a company, our CSR focus is on education, innovation and leadership; so, it is very impressive what the right environment and right mindset can do for students”.

Enyioma also encouraged the children to dream big and never be afraid to achieve.

One of the beneficiaries, Hunye Hubert expressed his gratitude to Interswitch, saying that he was now more enlightened about his chosen career path. He said: “We were taught coding and various aspects of computer programming.  Also, the talk we were given has helped me become more conscious of pursuing a career in STEM”.

- Advertisement -
Interswitch Holds Code Week For Slum ChildrenInterswitch Holds Code Week For Slum Children

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Interswitch Holds Code Week For Slum ChildrenInterswitch Holds Code Week For Slum Children

Latest News

Indigenous Peoples are crucial partners to build a better post–COVID-19 world, says IFAD President

Indigenous Peoples and their unique knowledge are essential to address the COVID-19 outbreak and to build a more sustainable,...

Mastercard Foundation and USIU-Africa partner to expand access to higher education in Africa

African Media Agency and the Mastercard Foundation today announced a partnership that will enable 1,000 high-performing students to receive a quality education and leadership...

COVID-19: MTN Nigeria Supports Ekiti Government with Two Ambulances (Photos)

…as state conducts pilot testing in four LGAs The Government of Ekiti State on Monday took delivery of two Toyota Hiace Ambulances donated by MTN...

African lenders on the rise across the continent – The Banker

While South Africa’s banks remain top of the pile in Africa, it’s lenders at the opposite end of the continent that have seen the...

Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Union Bank of Nigeria plc

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Union Bank of Nigeria plc and other ratings that are associated...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -Interswitch Holds Code Week For Slum ChildrenInterswitch Holds Code Week For Slum Children