TechKids Program; Introduction to Technology
"It is amazing the number of young children who want to participate in the TechKids Program. The potential we have to change the lives of young people, who have the longest productivity horizon, is myriad."
~Owerri Digital Village Center Manager
The TechKids program is offered to children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old and creates awareness in young children about the benefits and endless possibilities of technology in everyday life. TechKids participants are curious about the natural world. YTF nourishes that curiosity by demonstrating how real science works. Participants explore their own ideas, develop skills and build confidence using technology. Program duration is 3 months.
The TechKids program impacts students by:
- Helping them generate an interest in technology at a young age through projects based on children's own interests.
- Introducing them to simple technology and basic computer applications.
- Identifying students with a high acumen for technology at a young age and honing this interest.
- Encouraging students to expand their learning outside of schools as learning is inherently a social activity.
Technology has the potential to engage learners in challenging, open-ended activities in which they have control over the pace and direction of their learning. Curriculum for TechKids is different for each grade level. While the curriculum for the TechKids program is determined depending on student’s age, our students learn robotics, learn how to use digital cameras to tell their story and learn how to digitalize their art.
In the TechKids program, students learn team building, communication, goal setting, teamwork, self-confidence, information synthesis and problem-solving skills.