Masha as her name read on the UNHCR website is one of more than 30 children who found refuge in Belarus and are now learning how to code thanks to the IT company EPAM Systems and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Every weekend, they come together with local children in the cities of Minsk and Gomel to create interactive games and art. This eKIDS programme is the company’s social responsibility initiative.
“Computers and programming are our future,” says 26-year-old Yura, Masha’s teacher in Minsk. “Some of these children are living in a different world, it’s really impressive. You can just imagine what they will do in the future.”
We can introduce our kids to coding in Africa at a tender age and even continue to teach them how to be Internet Literate and Smart. This is my dream for the future of African Children.