South Africa: EaziCode teaches coding online

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : lundi, 28 novembre 2022 11:45

With the technological revolution underway, Africa needs to build its tech talent pool. The first step in that endeavor is to teach the youth how to code.

EaziCode is a digital platform developed by a South African eponymous startup. It connects young people who want to learn to code with experienced tutors.

"We were able to identify in our research that most local curriculums for primary and secondary education in South Africa do not have programming as a taught fundamental skill. Within an increasingly digital world, our goal is to bridge this gap and enable students to learn to program and build creative products at a much younger age," said EaziCode founder Thato Tshukudu to explain why the platform was launched.

Most of the courses offered feature a variety of fun programming activities designed to stimulate creativity. The curriculum is inspired by Google and the tutors are computer science students from South Africa's top universities trained to deliver the courses pedagogically.

EaziCode offers free and paid sessions. About 20 learners are taken in monthly for the paid sessions against some 30 learners for the free sessions monthly. At the end of their training, every learner receives a completion certificate.

According to Thato Tshukudu, the startup is mainly focused on the South African market but it plans to extend to other African countries. "We currently have two paid courses, introduction to web development and a Scratch course, which we have seen great financial success with. Due to our business model, we have very few operating expenses and thus it is easy for us to make a profit. We do believe that we are still in the early stages of our growth but with the current success of all our courses, potential partnerships shortly as well as our focus on growing our selection of courses, we hope to see an exponential increase in turnover," he indicated.

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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