As gaming and esports continues to grow in Nigeria, education for gamers and students has been an ongoing conversation.
Digital Schoolhouse, a UK based organization will be delivering its computing and esports programs to young people in Nigeria.
The Digital Schoolhouse has gone into partnership with Kucheza Gaming to deliver their programs
Kucheza Gaming is an African focused esports and games company for ages 6-18 years which harnesses “play” as a force of youth development and empowerments in Africa.
Starting in Septmeber, the partnership will enable pupils in Nigria have acces to opportunities that enables digital skills development and showcase a breadth of related careers in tandem. Plans include an international game jam for UK and Nigerian schools which is hoped to facilitate a rich cultural exchange of knowledge and skills.
The founder and CEO of Kucheza Gaming, Bukola Akingbade had this to say about the partnership:-
“Creative industries have a pivotal role to play in building future digital skills in a continent like Africa. With an average age of 19.5 years, the continent is home to the world’s youngest population and this trend will continue to accelerate. The widening gap between population growth and education deserves increased attention and resolution, and we believe that this partnership with Digital Schoolhouse will allow us to reach more African children through esports and computing.”
Also the head of education at UKie and Director of Digital Schoolhouse, had this to say:-
“We’re thrilled to have Kucheza Gaming on board to make our dream of rolling out the programme internationally, a reality. Since our inception, the programme has received support from industry heavyweights to enable major impact in UK schools. Through this partnership, we hope to continue to use play-based learning to upskill and empower young people in Africa – the youngest and fastest growing continent.”