Audax Solutions, a Nigerian e-learning and training solutions company, is looking to raise $20,000 on Indiegogo for its summer code school program for primary and secondary school students.

The program, Audax Summer Code School, is a training initiative set up for primary and secondary school students between ages 5 and 16 to introduce them to programming using Scratch, HTML/CSS and JavaScript. Audax will focus on orphanages and public schools in Nigeria.

“We do believe that teaching programming skills is essential to preparing young Nigerian children to move forward in the 21st century and provides a strong competitive advantage sorely needed. Our vision is to embed computer programming as an important part of our school curriculum so every African child will start at a young age,” the company said on Indiegogo.

All this is at no cost to the participants. The $20,000 fund will cover the tuition, lunch and transportation of the 100 girls and boys organisers aim to train this summer at the rate of $200 per child for the one month duration.

The campaign ends in 13 days with 2% of its funding goal met. You can check out the campaign page on Indiegogo for more information and to fund the project.

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