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Tech Camp kids learn to create their own path
The last two weeks have been an intense, fun-filled time for 50 kids taking part in BrightPath Foundation's Tech Camp.
Working with a range of professionals from technology-enabled industries, the cohort of 10 to 15-year-olds enjoyed hands-on, practical sessions in which they saw first-hand how to develop content for the web, photography, film, graphic arts and other high-tech industries.
"At TechCamp we promote values and life skills as the foundation for technical excellence," said BrightPath Founder, Bevil Wooding. BrightPath is an international non-profit organisation focused on values-based technology training, education sector support and resource development initiatives.
"In addition to practical activities to develop technical skills, Tech Camp also introduces participants to important principles of business, ethics, and civic responsibility. Each day is a balanced mix of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and practical labs.”
Tech Camp participants got up-close with technology through sessions led by industry practitioners and real-world innovators. They learned how to print 3D objects, build and program microcomputers and robots, and even use software to create their own music.
"The practical insights and lessons learnt in this short time will impact both their career choices and their outlook on life,” Wooding said.
Tech Camp was held in the West Wing of Cipriani Labour College, Valsayn, from July 21 to 31.