Children building robots? ACI program inspires the world!

These past few days have revealed to us what happens when people decide to go out and do evil things but in the midst of that ugliness are other people trying to do some good in the world. People like Olaoluwa Balogun, graduate of Obafemie Awolowo University in Nigeria, and creator of the ACI Computer Education organization; whose function is to teach children about technology and equip them with the tools to go on to become engineers and computer programmers.

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Of the 30 million school aged children less than ⅓ is expected to continue in their studies but the ACI aims to change that by providing a more hands on approach to learning. One of the cool programs in the organization is teaching the children to build robots! Founded in 2011 and dubbed ‘Project 10,000 Kids’, this program takes 50 kids from 200 secondary schools in Nigeria plus 50 kids from the Kids and Teens Resource Center , and 100 kids from two orphanages in Lagos and teach them about robotics and coding. Children as young as 10 are learning to code, program, and build working robots! The ACI’s website states Continue Reading