To prepare the younger generation of Nigerians for the global digital revolution, Cadbury Bournvita, in collaboration with Edusko Africa and Techeduhub, have trained 50 children between the ages of eight and 16, at a five-day Tech Bootcamp in Lagos.
The aim of the training, according to Cadbury, was to improve their technological knowledge and enhance their learning skills, in light of the current global digital revolution.
“The kids learnt about Programming, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Life Skills, to boost their creativity, communication and collaboration skills.
“In just five days, participants programmed calculators using Python. They also programmed drones, 2D games with the Unity Game Engine, and built their first robotic cars. At the end of the Bootcamp, the Bournvita kids received a certificate of participation in the training”, Cadbury noted in a statement.
A parent of one of the participants, Phiona Effoh, said; “Prior to this programme, my son always told me he wants to be an Aeronautic Engineer, but he came back and said ‘mummy, I want to be a Programmer or a Robotic Engineer.’ He sounded so affirmative, and for this, I want to thank Bournvita, Edusko and Techeduhub, for this wonderful initiative.”
Also speaking at the end of the programme, Oluwakemi Awonusi, Media Manager, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Mondelēz International, said the initiative projects the brand’s essence, as Bournvita nourishes kids and enhances learning skills.
“We are excited with the outcome of this initiative and we will try to expand the scope to accommodate more participants from other States of the Federation in the next edition,” she said.