iHub has entered into a partnership with Danish Refugee Camp to offer mobile application development training to refugees in Dadaab refugee camp, Garissa County, Kenya. The first phase of the program will involve training 90 refugees in 4 main camps on Android programming. The course will comprise of theoretical and practical aspects of Android. At the end of the course, the students will create real-life applications which can serve as a basis for their future projects.
The training which has already started will run for a period of four months. The training curriculum comprises of;
- Understanding and appreciating mobile ecosystem, development, platform specific tools and techniques.
- How to develop apps for android smart devices and other occasionally connected mobile devices such as tablets.
- Understanding development and business opportunities for mobile platforms.
- Appreciating the differences and advantages of Android and Mobile Web Technologies in application development.
- Creating simple applications based on Android programming language.
- Understanding and putting in practice the best practices of android mobile application development.
- Knowing how to distribute and monetize android apps particularly on the google app play store
Late last year, iHub conducted a one day training for some of the refugees from Dadaab refugee camp at mlab East Africa. The training was on android programming language and Human centred design. The training focused on how to design android application, connecting android controls using the Java Programming Language and monetization of mobile application
From the training, it was evident that there was a need for a more in-depth training hence the partnership between Danish Refugee Camp and iHub to provide a more in-depth and practical training on Android Programming.
About Danish Refugee Council
Danish Refugee Council has been engaged by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), as one of its implementing partners (IPs) to undertake various activities on its behalf in Daadab within the Republic of Kenya, particularly the implementation of sponsorship programs and skills training which includes scholarships for students to study various Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses aimed at providing an opportunity for refugees to undergo formal training and upon graduation to contribute to the workforce in various vocations in the refugee camps in an effort to foster local economy and further harmony between refugees