Hout Bay Coding Centre

Together Original Tbag Designs and the Hout Bay Partnership are working to bring Brothers for All’s successful program to Hout Bay to help break the poverty-crime cycle by teaching vulnerable youth coding, entrepreneurship and leadership skills.

On August 5th the Hout Bay Coding Centre initiative was launched at Kitima Kronendal Restaurant.  This program will be possible with a sponsorship of R3,000 per student in the trial program over ten weeks to take 20 Hout Bay youth with little to no computer knowledge and empower them with the skills to produce websites, blogs, and apps through Brothers for All facilitated computer coding workshops and equip them with employability skills to help them successfully break into the job market.

The Brothers for All coding centre in Langa started in September 2014 with 10 donated laptops, an LTE mobile router and a couple of students. They currently have 50 computers and 70 committed students who regularly attend their centre in Langa. They are all unemployed youth from townships across the Cape Flats (school leavers with good matrics but no financial support for tertiary training, school leavers with poor matrics, school drop-outs, teenage mothers, ex-offenders). So far, eleven of their students have won scholarships to CodeX, four have been offered internships with New Media Labs and two have been offered internships with Nona Creative. Together with Original T-Bag Designs and Hout Bay Partnership this success can be replicated in Hout Bay.

Through fundraising support a successful trial run of the program will enable an establishment of the Hout Bay Coding Centre long term and partnerships to be developed to place these newly skilled computer coders into internships and job placements. A waiting list is forming for interested Hout Bay Youth between the ages of 18 and 25 with or without matric. Applications can be collected and dropped off at Original Tbag Designs 144 Main Road Monday to Friday 9am-4:30 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/brothersforall

http://www.brothersforall.org/

http://houtbaypartnership.co.za

http://www.tbagdesigns.co.za

 To find out more about this project and how you can support, please contact Ashley Newell, the project coordinator of the Hout Bay Partnership at ashley@houtbaypartnership.co.za 0728551371

 Donations can be made to Mothers for All/ Brothers for All – tax receipts available

Please list “Hout Bay” in the reference

  • Name – Mothers for All
  • Bank – Nedbank
  • Branch – Plumstead, Cape Town
  • Branch no – 198765
  • Account no – 1002610508
  • Swift code – NEDSZAJJ
  • NPO no – 081-893
  • PBO no – 930037032
  • Section 18A

UPDATE: The Hout Bay Coding Centre trial course will be starting October 1st with 20 youth from across Hout Bay.