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Janine Anthony

A UWC honours student is taking computer science to kids in poor neighbourhoods.

It’s something Janine Anthony got to talk about when she attended the annual Mozilla Festival in Greenwich, in the UK, late last month.

Ms Anthony said she had come back from the festival with some fresh ideas for computer science in South African schools.

“Seeing children as young as 13 already being inventors, already developing technological solutions to real problems – that showed me that my work has just begun.”

Ms Anthony, from Delft, runs one of the UWC Mozilla Technology Clubs at Perseverance High School in Belhar, where she teaches Grade 9 pupils about the internet, leadership and the basics of coding.

Mozfest is about fostering collaboration across disciplines, borders and continents, in a joint effort to face the biggest issues of the day – from fake news and online harassment to global cyber attacks and information technology for development.