In coordination with the Ministry of Education and iCOG Anyone Can Code, Huawei has launched its flagship initiative in Ethiopia (iCOG ACC).
Using its rebuilt 40-foot container as a training center, DigiTruck Ethiopia will undertake a technical tour across the entire nation while outfitting it with cutting-edge electronics like laptop computers, robotic tools, and microelectronics.
To spread the word about the advantages of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, the truck will do a number of city tours around Ethiopia.
The launch of the DigiTruck pilot project and training program required a year of planning on the part of Huawei Ethiopia, the Ministry of Education, and iCOG ACC.
By creating a framework for children and young adults to be introduced to computers, programming, the internet of things (IoT), and more at a young age, the initiative seeks to close the digital divide. Education Minister Prof. Birhanu Nega congratulated Huawei and iCOG ACC for their cooperative project during the inaugural event.
He stated that the project intends to “improve our children and youths’ knowledge of the most fundamental and, of course, the latest technologies.” The intended program is also anticipated to have an impact on students’ problem-solving, as well as their knowledge of traditional school courses and new tech abilities.
The CEO of iCOG ACC, Betelhem Dessie, stated, “By executing this project, we are striving to give the same opportunities I had as a kid.