A vibrant eco-system of student-run coding clubs in secondary schools.
Operationally it is divided into 3 Pillars;
- Online (platform and partners),
- Awareness (media & advocacy) and
- Hands-on (In-school Clubs & Events)
JIKA MEANS “DANCE” OR TURN IN ZULU, A SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGE.
You learn how to code, starting with “1‑Hour‑Website” – How to code a simple website using HTML & CSS. Each consecutive project builds on this skill until you can customize and build beautiful business websites for SMEs from scratch – Like a PRO.
Run an event or assist schools or other organizations who are.
Easy. Go to the “How to run an event” page here to get started. There you’ll find the curriculum, suggested format, easy to use curriculum and tools to engage volunteers and even fundraise for the event.
Anyone can run an event. It’s real fun and it’s about learning together and allowing others to have space to grow and someone who believes in them. You should have some desire to learn and work with the kids to find solutions though.
There is no official version for primary schools, but from what we’ve heard the 5th, 6th and 7th graders love the program as well.
Of course. If you’ve already left school you can join the online CodeJIKA program and can help in organizing events and mentoring. The clubs and competitions are only for secondary school learners at this time.
CodeJIKA teaches you how to become a Junior Frontend Web-developer, as fast as possible. It’s about building communites and creating revolutions within the existing educational system, stemming from the student base rather than a teacher-driven approach. CodeJIKA’s projected timeline is 3 years per group. You can go from never touching a PC to learning to hard-code professional websites in 6 months while still in school. Our Belief: Our youth are engines of the new economy and are instinctively infused with a desire to build – Nothing can stop them! We’re here to provide tools. That’s all.
Gallery of Coding Awards
List of Interested or Partner Schools
Freakin' Awesome Questions
Try and get it done by 31 May 2023.
You can try training ASAP.
- You can approach the school administration and speak to the principal about the program and ask for a date to host the intro session when the schools re-open.
- Some schools host holiday camps, you can approach a school and ask for 1 hour to host an Intro session during the holiday camp.
- You can wait until the schools re-open.
You can find it by visiting the Coach Hub page and see the curriculum section: https://codejika.org/coach-hub.
You will receive a daily stipend (Equivalent to $10 in your local currency) based on the fixed number of days aligned with coaching outcomes and the milestones reached.
- We have “Day Goals” for each successful day of coaching. ( Equivalent to $10 in your local currency)
- And Milestones which equal two daily stipends. ( Equivalent to $20 in your local currency)
For more details on the goals for each day and what the milestone are, please check the “Milestones” document in the “Next Steps” section on the Coach Hub page
Firstly, you’re amazing. Thanks so much for this impact you are making.
In order to keep communication smooth, we request evidence for each day and milestone. Most of this will be submitted via a form once or twice a month. But we’d love to see your selfies in the classroom in our chat groups as well.
“Day Goals” evidence is primarily the selfies and photos you take at the classroom.
But may also include the outcomes created by learners or the attendance register of the day. ( We’ll be building better tools for this as we move along, but for now our reporting is quite simple.)
Milestone Evidence is directly related to the specific milestone. For example, if the milestone is to create a Coding Club, then a filled out Club Ethos sheet and Club Profile along with a photo and list of the founding members is evidence.
We pay via Mukuru or World Remit, but if this is not available for your country an alternative is arranged.
Payments are made monthly, and are calculated based on the number of “Day Goals”and milestones reached which the coach has listed and attached evidence for.