Samson Goddy (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)

Scratch is a fun tool to play with and the perfect way to get started with programming. In 2011, i was opportune to go for a workshop. Claudia Urrea was giving a section about how to make the cat produce sound. Someone accidently chose the “forever” block and the cat started making a loud “meow”, It was so funny that i almost broke my laptop screen. I went my back to school after a long week workshop, shared what happened to my classmates and they were all laughing.

But using scratch didn’t just made me a better person in my community but it also gave me the platform to reach out to others. Scratch transformed me into becoming a teacher.

Speaking from the African side, scratch has made a lot of impact to kids around Africa. Kids can now create their own cartoons and games.