We at Sunyani Senior High School share the same vision as the Scratch Foundation because we support our communities with our scarce resources to enable our kids to get access to creative coding.
The SEC was launched in a grand style at Sunyani Senior High School. We invited some dignitaries and the media to cover the event. Students and teachers from SUSEC Model school were invited to brace the occasion. The GNA, GBC, and other local media were also invited.
The Assistant Headmaster in charge of administration, Mr. Kwadwo Oppong-Ansu who is also a member of the Scratch team in the school entreated students to take STEM seriously as the future depends on it.
During the program, the SEC facilitator for SUSEC, Mr. Gabriel Kwadwo Afram emplored Ghanaians to be creative in technology usage. Read the entire article here.
Some of the targets we have set are to use scratch to help young kids become creative coders. To do this we have set out to do the following; Coding for the SDGs, where our students are gonna identify problems in their communities based on the SDG goals and develop a creative solution to the problem using Scratch. Scratch on wheels, we would go to a local community where it is difficult for the kids to have access to creative coding because they are marginalized, and introduce creative coding to them, the teachers would be trained to be able to help teach the kids creative coding using scratch. Teachers would be trained in creative coding, so that they may in turn teach their students. We have since started a Scratch Professional Learning Community where teachers come together for collaboration. You may join the group here. All parents are invited to bring their wards to join our weekend hour of code with scratch classes. Our various programs would also be updated on this page, watch out!
February 10, 2023: Scratch Professional Learning Community Virtual meeting(Recurring meeting)
March 4, 2023(postponed due to Freshers orientation): Hour of Code with Scratch for Freshers, To happen on March 18, 2023, at the Georgina Boakye ICT Center.
April 27, 2023: International Girls in ICT Day with Scratch, Theme: Digital Skills for Life Venue: Georgina Boakye ICT Center
Recap of event: Bono Regional Education director's speech during the program
The Program in Pictures Girls in ICT Day Pictures
Scratch Week 2023, Date: May 8-12, 2023. (May 13, A seminar to climax the Scratch Week dubbed Scratch Day)
Coding for the SDGs - ongoing
Development of ECCR (January - December 2023) - Afram Physical 3-D Scratch Blocks for Creative Coding
Pictures to be published soon
First Piloting of ECCRs in selected school in Jaman north district and Sunyani Municipal
Scratch on Wheels. Date, TBD
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