In late 2020, DoBox, situated in Windhoek Namibia, conceived and launched a project called CodeCave, a room and presentation area which has welcomed entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and small businesses to use its dedicated ICT space in Windhoek and think big in terms of their activities. One forward-thinking organisation using the CodeCave to its advantage is the Ndjuluwa Academy, which is now able to offer a highly demanded coding course.
Ndjuluwa Academy CEO and Head Teacher, Helvi Shinedima explains why. “Although we currently have computer literacy as an extramural course, we can now offer specific coding classes, for which there was an overwhelming amount of interest from our learners. Until joining DoBox’s CodeCave, we lacked the facilities that would help our learners unlimit their potential in the tech landscape but, with the quality connection that Paratus provides to CodeCave, both our teachers and learners may now not only improve their computer skills but also satisfy their curiosity around coding.”
In October 2020, only a month after CodeCave opened, the academy was able to increase its offering of coding classes to school-going children as well as to the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL). In just five months, eight students, aged between 11 and 21, are now taking the coding class and the academy expects more to come on board with this course soon.
Helvi says that young people wanting to develop their skills and ultimately work in the tech ecosystem are seriously challenged if they do not have access to a suitable venue, modern computer equipment and good trainers. “They are even more challenged if they don’t have a quality and always-on internet connection. CodeCave at DoBox is giving academy learners and budding coders the perfect space to learn and flourish by eliminating these challenges.”
Paratus Namibia MD Andrew Hall, said: “We are so excited to see so many young ICT individuals using the CodeCave location, supported by our fast and reliable internet connection. We are firmly committed to helping our future entrepreneurs push the boundaries.”
“Success is self-accountability and a little bit of environmental assistance.” – Helvi Shinedima, CEO and Head Teacher at the Ndjuluwa Academy.
– CodeCave was launched between DoBox and the Finnish Embassy’s Fund for Local Cooperation and is powered by Paratus’s high-speed fiber internet access.
– DoBox provides flexible shared office space for entrepreneurs and freelancers. Alongside co-working and business incubation, they host different exciting events and projects such as FemTech, RAW and CodeCave
– Ndjuluwa Academy, which launched in 2017, is an accessible and affordable low-cost, yet quality private academy aiming to make a positive impact on communities regardless of their economic or social status. The Academy assists and guides learners as they discover and develop their talents and passions and teach them 21st-century skills.
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Based in Windhoek, Paratus Namibia is part of the Paratus Group, which is the largest privately-owned pan-African network operator. Paratus offers the private and corporate sectors various access technologies such as fiber, microwave, WiMAX, as well as fixed and mobile LTE. These are all provided on a stable, reliable, and unlimited network that is scalable and provide redundancy, disaster recovery and route diversity to ensure maximum uptime. Paratus Namibia also hosts its own Earth station, linked to the fiber backbone, allowing capacity to be distributed countrywide.
In delivering Africa’s quality network, Paratus Namibia thinks big and believes passionately in the potential of Africa. The company is investing in infrastructure and in delivering unlimited reliable and affordable connectivity which, in turn, will help unlock Africa’s potential.
Paratus is Africa’s quality network. With an eye on the future, the group is investing in infrastructure and establishing itself as a key player in delivering integrated network services across Africa. Paratus is managed by a passionate and professional operational team in six African countries – Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia – and the business’s extended network provides a satellite connectivity-focused service in 22 African countries and an additional 4000 satellite connections. This connects African businesses across the continent and delivers end-to-end service excellence. The group’s footprint extends beyond Africa to international (points of presence) PoPs in Europe and the US.
Born and bred in Africa, Paratus is thinking big as it grows its footprint to deliver Africa’s quality network. By understanding the unique opportunities that Africa offers business and individuals to break boundaries and to connect without limits, Paratus is committed to raising the bar for providing quality connectivity in Africa.
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