Boeing and ThinkYoung Empower Young Talent with STEM Education in Nigeria

ThinkYoung Coding School Graduates Over 50 Students in Nigeria.

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The 22nd edition of the ThinkYoung Coding School concluded successfully in Lagos, Nigeria, on June 1, 2024.

The 4-day bootcamp, focused on nurturing young African talent in STEM fields, saw over 50 students between the ages of 10 and 17 graduate with valuable skills.

It is worth noting, ThinkYoung emphasises gender inclusion, outlining in its programs a focus on involving at least 60% of young girls in each course.


Delila Kidanu, Director of ThinkYoung Africa, highlighted the curriculum, which equipped students with key software engineering skills like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Additionally, the program covered robotics and drone technology, providing a well-rounded foundation in STEM disciplines.

Investing in Africa’s Future

Henok Teferra, Boeing Managing Director for Africa, highlighted the program’s significance: “This program nurtures young African talent, inspiring them to explore and potentially build careers in the rapidly growing aviation and aerospace industries. Africa’s young population presents immense potential for growth in these sectors, where skilled talent is in high demand.”

Alignment with National Goals

Kuljit Ghata-Aura, Boeing President for the Middle East, Türkiye, Africa, and Central Asia, emphasised the importance of digital skills:

Industries like aerospace are in dire need of tech-savvy talent. Our Coding School aligns seamlessly with Nigeria’s ambitions to develop its digital economy and empower its people, and we’re excited to expand our partnership with ThinkYoung to West Africa.”

Notably, ThinkYoung emphaisises on gender inclusion, outlining our programs, we focus on tackling gender imbalance and involve at least 60% of young girls in each course.