Zimbabwe Youth at Berkeley Creates Free Online Coding Classes to Help Others Get Similar Scholarships
Having been inspired by an introductory coding and computer science class at Berkeley, Eric Khumalo, a young man from Zimbabwe is replicating his experience for talented students in his home country. With hopes to launch their academic journeys into schools like Northwestern and Stanford, Eric is working to give his students the tools they need to be successful. Eric had a big fascination with coding which he merged with a desire for sharing knowledge, so he started Emzini WeCode. This is an education program that has grown from teaching locals in Zimbabwe classrooms at the American embassy to hosting online classes for more than 1,000 students. Eric Khumalo feels a great deal of pride seeing the students taking his course moving on to other schools and other careers. He eventually hopes to expand the opportunities he gave to them to more people, and he’s currently designing a computer science curriculum for high schools.