COMPUTER SCIENCE ACADEMY AFRICA (CSA AFRICA)
As part of our international outreach, a team of PGRs, led by Dr Sofiat Olaosebikan, deliver an annual Python programming workshop named CSA Africa (Computer Science Academy Africa).
CSA Africa was born out of a strong desire to give back, to inspire and to empower, and a key vision of the initiative is a world where young Africans in STEM have access to quality computer science education.
"I strongly believe that if the African scientists are empowered with the essential scientific computing skills, they will grow to become creative thinkers, they will be able to help themselves and they will be confident enough to inspire the people around them. In all, they will become innovators driving the continent's scientific and educational self-sufficiency. Interestingly, I am a good example of one such African scientist who was empowered!"
Sofiat Olaosebikan (Lead Coordinator, CSA Africa)
With support from the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, we started our Python programming workshop series in 2018. So far, over 350 Africans from Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, South Africa, and Uganda, have benefited from our training.