Code Kumnandi - Localising Coding Education Tools to South African Languages and Imagery

isiZulu Translation
Know isiZulu?  Want to help young people use isiZulu to learn computer coding?

Scratch is free coding education software used by millions. Scratch 3.0 is dropping on January 4th and we want to make sure it’s available in isiZulu for young people to learn coding skills, share their stories and create animations and games.  Learners and volunteers working with CodeMakers have made a good dent but we need more help. 

Scratch has been translated into more than 40 languages.  Let’s help make sure that Scratch 3.0 is available in isiZulu

Want to help? We only have until Dec 15th! There are a few ways, from less to more involved.   

  1. Spread the word!  Share this page or ask friends to contact us Email | Instagram | Facebook | Website

  2. Use a Google Spreadsheet that we have set up – we will then enter it into the Translation website Transifex

  3. Translate directly in Transifex -  make an account and find Scratch Zulu. The website and 3.0 videos are high priority with the red arrows indicating the most important. Contact CodeMakers if lost

  4.  Become a reviewer on Transifex and ensure that the words that have been translated are correct - make an account and find Scratch Zulu, but contact CodeMakers if lost

Other Translations

Local Images

Help us develop a set of images that kids can use to make projects that are true to their world. When they want to make a project with a city, they should be able to use pictures of Joburg, East London, Durban, etc. When they want to make a sports game they should be able to use a picture of a netball court or Moses Mabhida.

We’ve done some of this but need more help. Please contact if interested!