Kenyan based technology hub, iHub has partnered with the Danish Refugee Council to teach refugees in Kenya how to develop Mobile applications.
Refugees from the Dabaab Refugee camp, Garissa County, in the east of the country will go through a four month long practical and theoretical training on Android applications development.
The training which is currently ongoing will take students through:
- 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
At the end of the training, participants are expected to develop their own self inspired Android applications to meet the needs of their society and the world at large.
iHub is a Nairobi based technology and innovation community and a nexus for technologists, investors, young entrepreneurs, designers, researchers and programmers. It’s has been called by some the “unofficial headquarters of Kenya’s tech movement”.
The Dabaab refugee camp is the largest refugee camp in the world and home to more that 300,000 refugees. It’s located in the Garissa Couty in north-eastern part of Kenya.