Articles Tagged ‘Sustainable Development Goals, - Hacey’

Code4Impact Program

Code4Impact (C4i) is a hands-on learning program building digital literacy skills, especially coding and analytical skills in young girls and young women. The C4i program aims to encourage, train and mentor young girls in secondary schools (aged 10-17) and young women in tertiary institutions (aged 18-25) to choose STEM careers. An important component of the C4i program is the C4i Training Program.

The C4i Training Program is a 12-week training camp at the end of which participants develop community-impact solution addressing the global goals. Currently, the young women are trained along 4 technology tracks. These are:

  • Web application development
  • Mobile application development
  • Microelectronics and
  • Game development

Since inception, the C4i program has directly trained over 300 young women in tertiary institutions on digital and life skills while mentoring over 3,000 young girls in secondary school to pursue careers in STEM.

Have You Seen My Rights Campaign

As the world prepares to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important that young people play an active role in ensuring that their sexual health, rights and access to health services are effectively represented, supported and monitored in the 2030 agenda.

The Have You Seen My Rights Campaign is focused on goals 3,4 and 5 of the SDGs and advocates 5 pledges for the implementation of the goals.

With the consciousness of our nation's inability to reach the targets of the Millennium Development Goals and the little focus given to young people's sexual and reproductive health in national policies and strategies, youth at the consultation were enthusiastic about promoting the 5 pledges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).