NLab

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NLab: We code for change

Dar Es Salaam, TanzaniaDar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Year Founded:
2010
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Established
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Nlab works to build an ICT competitive, creative and innovative young generation in Tanzania by introducing new ICT technologies and teaching coding to children of all abilities in Tanzania. We also organize coding festivals, holiday camps for children and mentor their innovations.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

what if your kid came up with a life changing digital solution that fights albino killings in Tanzania?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

A very small percentage of kids in Africa finish their studies with coding knowledge which is the language of computer programming, a knowledge which has allot of potential in the world we are living. In short children are not taught skills that they can use to create jobs even when they are still young and schooling. As a result there is a big challenge of unemployment among the youth who finishes standard seven or form four without any skills.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

there must be a change in the education system, starting teaching coding (computer programming languages) to kids and teens, impacting them with entrepreneurship skills and letting them look for problems in their community and use the knowledge of coding to come up with solutions. we have seen the necessity of teaching how to code as a career builder to children and youth. with technology, youth can achieve a skill, and with these skills, they can build up something awesome which can be a career and with a career, they can be change leaders.
About You
Organization:
Kampala International University
About You
First Name

Wilhelm

Last Name

Oddo

About Your Project
Organization Name

Kampala International University

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, DS, Dar Es Salaam

Country where this project is creating social impact

, DS, Dar Es Salaam

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

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Supplemental
Please list your date of birth (YYYY/MM/DD)

1987/04/02

Please tell us how leadership training would help you to make an even greater impact on the social innovation field.

Attending this training will help me in shaping my Management and leadership skills since NLab is working with a team of 5 volunteers and 3 staff. Also it will help me by expanding my knowledge and will be able to share it with my team in the organization and the children who are involved in NLab programs since they are future digital change makers aspiring to build tech empires and startups.
So it will help NLab to grow and provide great services to the beneficiaries and produce SMART children graduating from NLab who will be able to look for problems and use their knowledge and skills to come up with great solutions.

Please enclose a short personal biography.
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