Why Hack Africa?
The future success and prosperity of the African economy increasingly depend on our ability to harness talent and to encourage the creativity and innovation of young people. Now more than ever young people need to know they matter and given the opportunity, they can change the world around them.
We would have 4 teams hacking to design:
Education Curriculum Repository – to assist curriculum planners, educators and learners become a part of contributing to Africa Education Redesign
Gaming App – that matches students with opportunities, jobs, mentoring and support based on data extracted as students play each game level. The scores also determine students Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Positive Intelligence (PQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
The statistical service portal on educational data maintained by Teennation for Ministry’s of Education.
Volunteer app for jobs in teaching and education
What the successful completion of #iHackAfrica will support
Learning – Learners
#iHackAfrica connects teens with African tech leaders – offering presentations and workshops on design thinking, coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, communication skills, empathy, professional networking, tech careers, and global tech trends.
Teen Mental Health
Introducing gaming for developing critical thinking, attention, visuospatial skills and relieving stress
Learners now become a part of contributing to Africa Education Redesign
This service can be used to access statistics and indicators for education in a number of educational sectors, placement of students after completion, research conducted in higher education institutions, the population’s educational structure and the socio-economic background of students.
Social Learning for Troubled teens
Let’s redesign our learning in Africa!
PLACES FOR THIS HACK ARE LIMITED! (You MUST bring your own laptop!) STUDENTS – Bring your student ID
You will come out of the hackathon with the following:
1. You will meet the experts and entrepreneurs from Africa’s tech scene, who are innovating in Mobile App
2. You will meet other teens who are passionate about MAD
3. You will work with tech mentors and entrepreneurs and learn how to turn your ideas into a basic working version.
Things you will learn:
* How to decide which of your ideas are worth working on
* How to decide what features the user needs to get them from A to B
* How to sketch your ideas
* How to build your idea using rapid prototyping tools
* How to pitch your idea – you will pitch in front of some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups
* How will your idea make money – business models
* MAD courses: 1. Learning Mobile App Development, 2. Mobile App Design with Andriod & 3. Learning Mobile UI + UX
For further info please email email@example.com
Employers across the region already identify inadequately skilled workforces as a major constraint to their businesses, including 41% of all firms in Tanzania, 30% in Kenya, 9% in South Africa and 6% in Nigeria. This pattern may get worse in the future. In South Africa alone, 39% of core skills required across occupations will be wholly different by 2020.
“The World Economic Forum Report”
It is believed that young people lack soft skills: ‘Nine in ten employers believe job-seekers should focus on soft skills just as much as their grades… Yet 60 per cent of young people think businesses only care about academic grades’ – Duke of Edinburgh, 2017
‘60% of managers claim the new graduates do not have the critical thinking and problem solving skills’ – Forbes, 2016
At Teennation we believe teenagers should be part of this technological transformation and have an opportunity to create technology alongside the most innovative minds and tech creators. We know that young people learn best when they are equipped with the right tools and environment that nurture their creativity.
- Fill the Teen General Assembly Registration form
- Email the details of the laptop you will be using for this competition (Name, Type)
- Look forward to a mail to attend TGA2020
NOTE: ONLY Delegates can join the Hackathon