DIGITEST, an initiative of Digital Peers International is a children and youth empowerment program aimed at bridging the digital divide. DIGITEST is an annual IT based summer creative camp and competition for children and youth ages 8 - 18 years where they are taught to develop content for the internet, learn and work with various software covering desktop publishing, web design, animation amongst others. Emphasis is also placed on the development of quality youth leadership, promotion of role models and inculcating values in children.
The Objectives of DIGITEST are as follows:
- To generate and develop ICT capabilities in children and young people
- To promote knowledge based summer camping for children and youth
- To refocus youthful energies to gainful activities
Now in its 13th edition, DIGITEST has grown to become the largest IT camp for children in Africa, attracting an average of 300 - 400 children on an annual basis.
DIGITEST 2012 is scheduled to be held in Abuja, Nigeria from August 5 - 16, 2012