On the 13th and 14th of June, 2018, about 50 students from the JAN school network participated in a 2-day STEM Innovation Camp organized in partnership with Oracle and the Co-Creation Hub (CCHub). The camp was designed to increase digital literacy and coding skills in young students and is a partnership that has run for the past three years. This year, students were trained on how to use SQL programming databases to store information, which can be used for solving crimes and creating solutions to problems. The students were divided into teams and tasked with designing frameworks for software applications using the SQL programming language.
The third place winners designed an application that can help eradicate the diversion of funds intended for agricultural purposes. The second place winners designed an application through which potential JAN volunteers could sign up and get assigned to schools to teach. The first place winners designed a software application that can be used by the government and security agencies to keep track of homeless people in the country. With the application, families can also track their lost family members, or adopt a new person into their home. Facilitators from Oracle were very impressed with the students who in two days were able to design such brilliant solutions. We thank the Oracle Academy for this partnership which is in line with our goal of raising more digitally savvy youth.