About Us

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.

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Project Design

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

Participating schools


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.

Key Dates 11

Screening and Selection of Volunteers

  • 12 June 2015

Selection of 16 university students as volunteers for the project

Schools visit

  • 31 June 2016


Mastering Scratch(Volunteers and Tutors)

  • 2 July to August 2016 (Vacation period)

6 weeks in school training with students

  • 15 September to 28 October 2016

3 weeks for team project

  • 28 October to 18 November 2016


Intra schools competition

  • 21 to 25 November 2016


Inter schools competition

  • 30 November 2016