Introducing Camp AboCoders 2016, Abuja! An all-girls camp that is targeted at girls that hail from Northern Nigeria. At AboCoders, we are constantly seeking new and fun ways to spark the interest of girls in technology and so because of that and as a way to reach more girls, we have created and are launching our yearly camp, Camp AboCoders.
This camp is an off shoot of the regular AboCoders training cycles for girls from low income families and is designed to help girls find their passion for high-tech careers. Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Camp AboCoders will help girls see their futures as techies while having massive fun. This is a two-week long residential camp which features:
- Tech-savvy female instructors who act as inspirational mentors, promoting self-confidence in students.
- An all-female environment designed to foster camaraderie and collaboration between girls.
- A common sense balance of indoor and outdoor activities to promote social interaction and fun!
- A variety of sports, games, and team-building activities
- Personalised instruction, and a maximum of just 10 girls per instructor.
How can I be a part of this?
Camp AboCoders 2016 is scheduled to hold from Sunday, July 31st to Monday, August 15th 2016 at Aflon College, Abuja. It is a fully residential camp. The camp is open to all girls between the ages of 10 – 20 but preference will be given to girls who hail from and/or reside in Northern Nigeria.
You need no prior skills to be a part of this camp, just be an enthusiastic learner, be a girl and be able to speak and understand English and you are welcome to attend the camp. The camp is open to a limited number of students so be sure to register on time before we run out of slots.
The camp fee is Forty Nine Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Naira Only (N49,250.00) and this covers accommodation for two weeks, feeding for two weeks, training resources, camp security and other logistics. The deadline for registration and payment is Friday, July 15th 2016. Upon registration and payment, you will be given the camp handbook and curriculum so you can prepare yourself for the camp. To start the registration process, simply fill this form.
- Microsoft Digital Literacy
- Animation Creation using Scratch
- Graphics Design Basics
- Computer & Cyber Security
Please be aware that all proceeds from this camp goes to fund training for young girls from low income families residing in the north. We already have a centre that has been running since October 9th 2015 in Minna, Niger state and will be opening another centre in Kaduna later on the year.
For more information, you can reach us on these platforms:
Date: Sunday, July 31st – Monday, August 15th 2016
Registration Closes: Friday, July 15th 2016
Venue: Aflon College, Abuja
Register now here
We look forward to having you at the camp!
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