Budding coders realise their dream

22 March 2021 | Technology

DoBox in the capital, launched the CodeCave late last year, welcoming entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts and small businesses to use its dedicated ICT space and think big in terms of their activities.
One forward-thinking organisation using the CodeCave to its advantage is the Ndjuluwa Academy, which is now able to offer a highly demanded coding course.
CEO and Head Teacher, Helvi Shinedima of Ndjuluwa Academy explains that although they currently have computer literacy as an extramural course, they can now offer specific coding classes, for which there was an overwhelming amount of interest from their learners. “Until joining DoBox’s CodeCave, we lacked the facilities that would help our learners unlimit their potential in the tech landscape but, with the quality connection that Paratus provides to CodeCave, both our teachers and learners may now not only improve their computer skills but also satisfy their curiosity around coding.”

In October 2020, only a month after CodeCave opened, the academy was able to increase its offering of coding classes to school-going children as well as to the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL). In just five months, eight students, aged between 11 and 21, are now taking the coding class and the academy expects more to come on board with this course soon.

Helvi says that young people wanting to develop their skills and ultimately work in the tech industry are seriously challenged if they do not have access to a suitable venue, modern computer equipment and good trainers. “They are even more challenged if they don’t have a quality and always-on internet connection. CodeCave at DoBox is giving academy learners and budding coders the perfect space to learn and flourish by eliminating these challenges.”

Paratus Namibia MD Andrew Hall said they are so excited to see so many young ICT individuals using the CodeCave location, supported by their fast and reliable internet connection. “We are firmly committed to helping our future entrepreneurs push the boundaries.”

Similar News

 

Convenience at your fingertips

4 days ago - 23 September 2021 | Technology

In a first for the Namibian petroleum industry, Engen has brought retail convenience to your by introducing a ground-breaking new mobile app. Available for download...

NaCC warns municipality about fibre

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2021 | Technology

The Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) cautioned the Windhoek municipality to offer access to fibre optic infrastructure development in and around the capital on equal terms...

Impact in just 280 characters

2 weeks ago - 07 September 2021 | Technology

“If you didn’t launch your new brand, product or service on Twitter, did you launch at all?” asks Cornelis Ouwehand, sales director at Ad Dynamo...

Q-KON, Twoobi: Creating access to ICT

3 weeks ago - 31 August 2021 | Technology

A young and dynamic team that was formed in 2016 to expand the Q-KON Group’s presence in Namibia with the specific focus to offer satellite...

Social media: What’s hot and what’s not

4 weeks ago - 30 August 2021 | Technology

Did you know that, contrary to what one might think, older age groups are the fastest-growing segments of many social media platforms’ audiences? Facebook, for...

Disinfect your phone

1 month - 18 August 2021 | Technology

Johannesburg • Anna CollardImagine if your mobile phone could be used to spy on you, listen to your conversations and send information and images from...

Going greener

1 month - 13 August 2021 | Technology

E-waste recycling company NamiGreen has partnered with MultiChoice to install recycling points in 17 locations around Namibia.This means that Namibians can now recycle their DStv...

The Future of Facebook

1 month - 03 August 2021 | Technology

Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is the oldest surviving social media platform. But with more and more platforms entering the market, will it...

Training the hybrid mind

1 month - 03 August 2021 | Technology

Johannesburg • Anna CollardMore than 50% of IT teams believe that employees have bad security habits – habits they’ve developed since moving their offices into...

Windows PC Users: Here’s what you need to do...

2 months ago - 30 June 2021 | Technology

Matthew SternWindows PC users are at the forefront of many risks in the desktop computer world.Seeing as they make up the majority this is of...

Latest News

Kindergarten feeding changes lives

13 hours ago | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] than 5 500 vulnerable pre-schoolers receive three free meals at 135 kindergartens across Windhoek’s poverty-stricken informal settlements.The programme is one component of...

International award for local leader

14 hours ago | Events

The Africa Leadership Awards took place virtually last week and this year, Namibia was added to the pool of women that have made an impact...

Award-winning Cassidy on this Friday

14 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

In this month’s edition of Night under the Stars at the Goethe Institute in the capital on Friday 1 October, singer Cassidy performs songs from...

Planning a holiday? Shark Island...

16 hours ago | Tourism

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Limited, which initially planned to renovate its Shark Island campsite in the 2019/2020 financial year, had to postpone its plans due...

Sustainable investment opportunity for future-fit...

16 hours ago | Business

While 2020 was a record year for investment into the African tech startup ecosystem, with more startups raising more money from more investors than ever...

BIG speaks out about poverty...

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Social Issues

The Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia said that it has taken note that the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare...

NSS chooses new board

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Events

The Namibia Scientific Society’s (NSS) Annual General Meeting took place last Thursday (23 September).According to Waltraut Fritzsche of the NSS, the hall was filled with...

Michelle McLean seen in Times...

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Events

The International Association of Top Professionals over the weekend revealed a billboard in new York's Time Square of former Miss Universe, Michelle McLean after awarding...

New Agribank branch for Gobabis

1 day - 26 September 2021 | Banking

Omaheke region governor Pijoo Nganate asked Agribank to extend its visibility in other constituencies of the Omaheke Region via its outreach programmes in Gobabis on...

Load More