Interswitch, a Pan-African integrated digital
payments and commerce company in partnership with Slum2school Africa, recently
hosted ‘Slum-to-school code week’ in line with the Africa Code Week. The
four-day event which held at Adekunle Primary School, Makoko, Lagos started on
Tuesday, October 22 and ended on Friday, October 25, 2019.
The Slum-to-school code week is in line with the
Interswitch’s “Switch-A-Future” CSR objective that specializes in harnessing career
opportunities amongst secondary students in the Science, Technology Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) paths. A total of 30 students who reside in Makoko drawn
from various secondary schools in Lagos, benefitted from the project.
Interswitch aims to drive the study of STEM through
students across different age and social categories. This commitment is further
reiterated by the company’s social investment in an innovation laboratory at
the slum to school. The investment includes building and managing the laboratory
since its inception in May 2018.
Throughout the code week, volunteers from
Interswitch came in everyday for two hours after school to give the children
hands-on training on coding. On the last day, the children made group
presentations of what they had learnt to the Interswitch CSR team.
Commenting at the event, Interswitch Group
Head, Corporate Segment Marketing, Enyioma Anaba, stated that she was impressed
with the progress the students had made in such a short …read more