School children benefit from new technology in Burundi


Bihub says the campaign has reached 13,000 children in three districts.

I leave Nduwimana teaching children a computer language for a week in Burundi, but she hopes her campaign will succeed in the education curriculum.

She says her hope is for children to learn computer language as it is important for their future.

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The co-founder and CEO of the Burundi Innovation Hub (Bihub) and his colleagues are volunteering to teach computer-based software design to primary school students in Burundi.

The campaign aims to reach 13,000 children in Bujumbura, Gitega and Skin, last week reaching 10,000 people, he told the BBC.


The campaign is partnering with schools that have computer rooms

'' We use a program called Scratch that enables children to create toys, games. After one hour the child can create the games themselves.

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'' We went to a computer training center in Makebuko, an area outside the Gitega district, and asked the children about what they wanted to do when they were older. Some said teachers, ministers. They didn't know about new technology. But after a few days with us some said 'I love being a computer programmer'. because they have learned new things. ''

Ms Nduwimana said the challenge she faced was the lack of computers in schools and homes for children to learn.