CcHUB has launched the Geeks Club, an after-school computing club for secondary school students in Nigeria that provides a co-curricular outlet, engaging students in secondary school giving them a platform to learn new skills, tools and technology.
On the 11th of March 2015 (Tomorrow), with the support of Google and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, 150 students selected from 5 public secondary schools across Lagos state will have the opportunity to join the Geeks Club. Through the Geeks Club students are introduced to software and hardware programming, thereby creating a new generation of technology users and makers.
The curriculum is built around the Raspberry Pi, notable for its versatility and relative affordability, which also provides an exciting, interactive way for kids to learn. Running during the regular academic terms, students are introduced to software and hardware programming using Scratch, HTML/CSS and Python.
The Geeks Club will also lay emphasis on developing students' soft skills such as as team-work and collaboration, critical reasoning, communication, presentation and project management. In addition, students who have an interest in pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related careers have an additional advantage from the head-start provided by Geeks Club.
The Geeks Club is available free, to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, thereby reducing the effects of the economic gap and providing these students with a more equal footing in life.