The Institute of ICT Professionals is set to launch the Digital Design and Creative Coding Hub in Accra.
The hub will be opened to artists and creative people, pedagogues, educational and cultural policymakers, local cultural industry enterprises from Ghana and worldwide, and German cultural workers and developers of digital creative tools.
The Institute of ICT Professionals, Ghana, has announced that the digital facility will be launched and opened to the public on May 3, 2021, at the 6th Floor of Oksart Place, Ring Road Central Accra.
The organisation, which is a capacity-building organisation, is bringing the Digital Design and Creative Coding Hub to Accra in collaboration with Code it, and TinkerToys which are their partners from Germany. The hub is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office of the Creative Resources Program.
The Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH) aims at equipping the public, professionals, and students with skills in emerging technologies needed for entrepreneurship and employment in today’s fast-moving technological world.
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This is a learning platform where beginners and children can learn programming quickly and playfully.
Code It, teaches basic programming concepts through online courses, live web seminars, and other child-friendly formats.
It is designed for independent learning at home, as well as for use at school, while TinkerToys focuses on teaching children and young people how to construct in 3D. With the help of its 3D construction program, children as young as age eight (8) can learn how to construct in 3D.
What is coding?
In the Coding Hub, children can work with the software to create their utility objects. Not only do children gain competencies in creativity, independence, and critical thinking, but they also learn about 3D technology and printing.
By combining learning and creating, projects become playful while still fulfilling curriculum requirements.
The best part is that children can print out and marvel at their constructions on site. We are excited that the Coding Hub shall offer participants a great addition to their daily school and professional lives.
Why the Digital Design and Creative Coding hub?
The Hub, according to the Institute of ICT Professionals, is designed as an open space for all interested people, in which artistic and creative expression can be learned, tested, and taught using digital tools.
As there are a great need and interest in digital tools and new technologies in Ghana, both for art production and education, as well as for the development of new business models and the opening of new markets, the hub as a showroom aims to encourage artists, educators, and multipliers to use innovative digital technologies for creative processes and to demonstrate possibilities for their use in education.
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