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Turning engineering beginners into market ready developers

By Adrian Jankowiak on 1st October 2015

“The demand for high­ quality, talented developers in Kenya is extremely high.”

 

At Moringa School tomorrow’s developers are being taught the important task of coding. Seeing the high demand for talented developers and programmers this school has taken on the task of equipping high-potential and pro-active students with mobile and web development skills. Here students learn to code from a world-class curriculum with top quality teachers and mentors to support them in the process.

“The demand for high­ quality, talented developers in Kenya is extremely high. We went to a couple of universities and learned how they teach Computer Science and we realized that the focus on theory wasn’t giving these students the skills they need to gain meaningful employment. We are just scratching the surface with our students and hope to create more programming in the future to cover higher level technologies,” says Moringa School CEO Audrey Cheng.

The courses teach students all they need to know in order to become highly employable, world ­class programmers. Moringa School is graduating students with a 100% hiring rate and 300% salary increase from pre­MS to post­MS in its 1 st year, as they are highly desired in the booming Kenyan tech market of today.

“Changing mindsets on the way education should be delivered is our biggest job”

The new learning concept used by Moringa School is disrupting the existing education systems in computer science which in turn gives students confidence as they hit the job market. A difficulty for the school has been to convince the parents that this is the right path for their children. Because  of the innovative but new learning concept the classes are viewed with a lot of uncertainty.

“Changing mindsets on the way education should be delivered is our biggest job” says Frank Tamre, Co-founder and Curriculum Head at Moringa School.

The effect of this learning program has been recognized by a number of parents who’s children go directly from graduating from Moringa School to working as software engineers at local tech companies. Step by step the school is improving knowledge about coding and information technology and is doing their part in transforming the Kenyan economy to a digital one.

Moringa school will be running an open day and Women in Tech workshop during NDW.

During the Nairobi Design Week, Moringa School will introduce more people to the skill of coding and mobile and web development by holding workshops for people who are interested in learning more about computer science.

Moringa school will be running an open day and Women in Tech workshop during NDW. Women in Tech is taking place on Tuesday November 17th 9am – 12pm and the open day will last till 5pm. Women in Tech is geared towards encouraging females and stopping the general stereotype of the tech world being male-dominated.

On this day, under the theme Education & IT, the main focus will be to expose to the public the coding aspects and encourage everyone to embrace coding experience. Not geared towards people with tech background only  but literally anyone with interest in building software. As a way to demonstrate, Moringa School will take everyone attending through a quick demo on a selected project.

Moringa school: Tuesday [ November 17th, 2015 ] — Workshops: 10 am – 1 pm (Women in Tech) & 2 pm – 5 pm (Open session). Open day: 10 am – 5 pm

Interested in a software engineering career? Email Moringa School via admissions@moringaschool.com

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