The Computer Science for Social Innovation (CS4SI) project is part of the Google’s Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) Program for 2016. The mission of CS4SI is to promote the interest of young people in computer science and computer science education in high schools
The project will focus on training 16 University students volunteers and 32 Computer science high school teachers in programming using Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/). The ‘Hour of code’ concept will be used in setting up Computer Science Code Clubs in the 16 schools.
400 students will be supported weekly by the university student volunteers and their teachers to learn and use Scratch. Students will be placed in teams of fives and after 5 weeks of tuition, they will design projects over 4 weeks for an inter-school competition
The goal is to support schools to meet the programming requirement set out in the elective ICT syllabus of Ghana (https://goo.gl/ueZZkH) that requires teachers to teachers to teach a programming language and also develop interest in computer science.