The Computer Science for Social Innovation (CS4SI) project is part of the Google’s Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) Program for 2016. The mission of CS4SI is to promote the interest of young people in computer science and computer science education in high schools. Read more here: www.cs4si.org
The project which started in June, 2016 in partnership with Hapaweb Solutions and with funding from Google, focused on training 16 University students volunteers and 16 Computer science high school teachers in programming using Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/). The ‘Hour of code’ concept was used to utilized in setting up Computer Science Code Clubs in the 16 schools in Ashanti and Central Regions. The schools held intra school competitions for their clubs with winning teams representing the school at a grand final event at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi.
Competing schools were accessed on the relevance of their scratch programming based projects which had to address a social or an environmental challenge.
In the end, three schools emerged tops,
– 1st place, Kumasi Anglican Senior High School
– 2nd place, Toase Senior High School
– 3rd place, Adisadel College