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Moringa School’s Access Program aims to make world-class technical education possible for individuals who would otherwise not be able to access it. Our goal is to expose adolescents and adults to the field of technology and ultimately promote long and successful careers in the field. Our competitive scholarship program sponsors young high school graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend Moringa School. Our SPOC (Secondary School Practical Open-Source Curriculum) program is an after school secondary school course, which teaches high school students how to code for free.
The Access Scholarship Program at Moringa exists to empower students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills they need to craft better lives for themselves and be the agents of change in their communities. The program does this by providing opportunities to deserving students who are passionate about technology, but do not have the means to pursue an education.
The Access Scholarship Program has two components:
Students in Moringa’s Access Scholarship Program have a slightly different academic calendar than other schools. The Moringa’s Access scholars start off in Pre-Prep, where they gain basic coding skills and learn the mindsets needed to succeed in the courses that follow (Prep and Core) and eventually, the workplace. The whole program lasts 24 weeks: 4 weeks in Moringa Pre-Prep, 5 weeks in Moringa Prep and 15 weeks in Moringa Core.
Moringa Access scholars also receive:
At Moringa, we recognize the challenges students from disadvantaged backgrounds face in pursuing higher education. Hence, we have designed a robust psychosocial support program to help students cope with personal, family or community adversaries that may affect their productivity in class and their success in the program. The psychosocial support component of the Moringa Access Scholarship Program includes:
So far, the program has served over 90 students. An additional 124 students are projected to complete the program by the end of 2019.
In partnership with UNESCO, Moringa School created the SPOC (Secondary School Practical Open-Source Curriculum) program in April 2017. SPOC aims to introduce high school students across Kenya to software engineering and to spur a desire to pursue a career in technology. The program ensures students have access to free, high-quality coding content at an earlier age than they normally would, thus enabling them to become aware of the field of software development and make well-informed decisions regarding their preferred career path.
The SPOC vision is to nurture innovative and creative minds at an early age by providing high school students access to quality programming curriculum and an autonomous learning experience. SPOC students learn through a peer-to-peer experience and from high school teachers, who serve as their facilitators. This program gives young students passionate about software development a head start in their careers. SPOC takes place as an extracurricular activity outside of class hours, which gives the students the ability to enjoy learning practical skills in a club setting. The program aspires to teach students how to build fully functioning websites.
SPOC Camp is a month-long coding boot camp for high school students held in Moringa School every school holiday. The program runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. The SPOC camp imitates the SPOC curriculum. Students go through the curriculum at their own pace with a Moringa technical mentor.
So far, SPOC has trained approximately 300 students and another 500 students are projected to complete their training by the end of 2019.
For questions or queries regarding the Access Program, please contact us at email@example.com .