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Your Name and Title:
Dr. Christelle Scharff

School or Organization Name:
Pace University, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, 

Co-Presenter Name(s):
Babacar Diop, mJangale

Gisele Faye, mJangale

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Language in Which You Will Present:

Target Audience(s):

Anybody interested in teaching coding to youth in Africa or elsewhere

Short Session Description (one line):

This presentation provides participants with an overview of coding programs targeting youth. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The workforce needs qualified and prepared professionals who are digitally literate and able to be lifelong learners.

This presentation provides participants with a comprehensive overview of coding programs targeting youth, especially in Africa. Coding programs teach topics including programming, robotics, and 3D printing.

This presentation covers the key skills students acquire in such programs – from computation thinking and visual thinking to leadership and teamwork. It describes the offerings, and their methodologies, partnerships, strengths and weaknesses.

This presentation also discusses the necessity of building programs with engaging and culturally relevant curricula for Africa. It covers programs for empowering girls and attracting more women and disadvantaged youth into the technology field. A specific emphasis is on how these programs can be replicated and scaled to grow regionally and nationally.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

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Dear Christelle,

Thank you for your GEC proposal! Please edit your proposal (use the Options button in the top righthand corner) and add the required tags as outlined in step 9 of the call for proposals: These tags will help attendees find your proposal once it is accepted.

Once you've added these tags, email me at and I'll accept your proposal.


Lucy Gray

GEC Conference Co-Chair


I added the tags. Sorry about this.



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