Code Kumnandi - Localising Coding Education Tools to South African Languages and Imagery
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.
Use a Google Spreadsheet that we have set up – we will then enter it into the Translation website Transifex
Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Swati are all available on Transifex or ask to add another language
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!