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Kigali Codes

$5000 USD Scholarship

November 27th to December 8th 2017 in Kigali

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Learn the Skills you need to start your career as a developer

At Programmers 4 Peace ae believe that code has the power to change the world. We equip the future generation with the tools and skills they need to create innovative solutions using technology. We empower youth to collaborate and break down social and economic barriers through identifying and solving issues they face in their communities using the power of tech. We believe that technology has the power to change the world and that coding is an essential skill. We are striving to make access to coding education available world wide.


We believe that education is the only way to solve economic inequality and that coding is an essential skill. As technology increasingly makes up the world around is it is essential to equip the future generation with the tools they need to build and not just consume. We believe that this will help in breaking down the social and economic barriers to peace. Programmers 4 Peace hosts workshops, hackathons and events that equip individuals with the skills they need to take on social, political, and economic problems and improve lives worldwide. We encourage youth to challenge both simple and complex issues of their choice.


    Our Workshops and Hackathons teach the following skills:


  • Problem Solving
  • Programming Languages and Concepts
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Skills

Who is ELIGIBLE

Who is this Program for?

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in computer science either as a freelancer or working for a company. It is designed for highschool grads, to give you real world expierience in programming languages and the steps you will need to take to start your career. Apply Now!

Requirements

  • You are a Rwandan or Ugandan Citizen
  • You have graduated from high school in the past 5 years
  • You are not currently enrolled in University
  • You are interested in pursuing a career in computer science.
  • You are fluent in English

How to Apply

To apply, click here and fill out this application, include your CV and a 1 - 3 minute video on why this course would be perfect for you.

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What you will learn?

HTML

CSS

How to work with Grids

Responsive Design

JavaScript

JQuery

GitHub

How to work with CMS

Liquid

Leadership skills

Entrepreneurial Skills

Workflow and Time Management

Get Involved! Become a Mentor

Want to share your skills with future coders? We are accepting applications for mentor positions and would love to have you in the classroom! Click the button below and fill out the application to tell us a little more about you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. Who has the rights to my projects and code?

    You retain all of the rights to your software and source code. By the same token, you can only submit code that you have written yourself.

  2. 2. What kind of promotional activities are there likely to be?

    We definitely want to tell the world about this great program, so you should expect:

    • Posts on social media
    • Press interviews
    • Links to your projects photos, name and location on our alumni site
  3. 3. Do I need experience to apply?

    You do not need experience to apply. This program is designed to teach beginners, however if you do have some experience don't be discouraged. There is still a lot you can learn.

  4. 4. How long does the pogram take?

    The program is 12 days long. From November 27th to December 8th. You are expected to show up for class every day from 8am to 5:30pm, but your learning doesn't stop there. You will have precourse work to complete before the program and lessons and reading for homework. This program is intense but you will learn a lot and be ready to start your career as a front end developer when the program is finished.

  5. 5. How can I strengthen my application?

    The most important thing we're looking for is passion - we want to know why you want to learn to code. What you love about technology. How this fits into your life and why taking this course is an important step in your future and career.

  6. 6. How do I apply?

    To apply, click here and fill out this application, include your CV and a 1 - 3 minute video on why this course would be perfect for you.

  7. More Questions?

    If you have any other specific questions please send an email to brit @ programmers4peace.com