Priscilla Fianu, a student of the University of Ghana, who participated in this year’s Cygnus Camp Reloaded 2019, has paid a glowing tribute to the programme and its organisers.
Priscilla says Vodafone Ghana Foundation and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology (KNUST) deserved commendation for arousing her interest in programming.
Recounting her experience, Priscilla said:
“I have learnt a lot from the Cygnus Camp Reloaded 2019. I can now code using tools such as HTML, CSS and Word Press. My interest in programming and coding has taken a new turn. I feel inspired to learn more about technology and improve my coding skills. I am grateful to Vodafone Ghana for this unique experience.” I am also thankful for companies like Cloud Employee which has a great list of websites to practice coding and therefore allowing me to expand and build upon my skills.
The four-day Cygnus camp, a brainchild of the College of Engineering, empowers girls in STEM across second-cycle schools in the country with new trends in technology, new thinking, innovation and creativity. Vodafone’s support was mainly in the area of digital skills including coding, cloud computing, blockchain, online education and mentoring, and entrepreneurship. No doubt these girls will be coming away with a wealth of new knowledge and will hopefully be further progressing themselves by utilising az-204 exam questions which can be found online for free.
A total of 300 participants, made up of 90% females, attended the session.
Ultimately there is no denying that developments in coding are having a huge impact on the world of technology. Moreover, with the use of blockchain soaring in popularity, it is crucial that the next generation of programmers has a deep understanding of how to code. Accordingly, as part of this camp, all attendees were taught about smart contracts.
In case you were not already aware, a smart contract is a computer protocol intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract. Put simply, through the use of blockchain technology, smart contracts allow credible transactions to take place without third parties being involved. If you would like to learn more about smart contracts, you can find plenty of helpful resources online by researching smart contract development services.
Commenting on the initiative, Ebenezer Amankwah, Head of Corporate Relations at Vodafone Ghana said:
“Vodafone is always in the business of empowering the youth to become relevant in the current digital age. It is satisfying to know that this camp has positively impacted the lives of the participants. Our partnership with the KNUST College of Engineering has been beneficial over the years and we look forward, with renewed focus, towards an exciting future.”
Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s numerous digital initiatives, including the National Coding Programme, continue to support government’s efforts in making Ghana a digitalised economy. The programme is looking to impact over 10,000 youth with basic and advanced skills in the next five years. The company’s digital education platform – Instant Schools – has also received over 7million visits on its website since its introduction in 2017.