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2019年03月08日

# 完全未経験から就職へ ルワンダ人メンターRobertくんにプログラミング学習について聞きました

Global担当齋藤が、海外メンターRobertくんにプログラミング学習経験について聞きました。

Saito in charge of Global Unit asked the global mentor Robert about his experience of learning to code.

Robertくんは大学では薬学専攻で、新卒の就職先は薬局です。リモートでDIVE INTO CODEのメンター業務を始めた今も、薬局のお仕事を続けています。
ルワンダで生まれ育ち、日本に来たことがないまま、弊社代表野呂によるルワンダ現地でのたった一度のセミナー以来完全オンラインでプログラミングを学びカリキュラムを卒業しました。

He majored in pharmacy at university, and he got his first job at a pharmacy. Now he is working as a mentor in DIVE INTO CODE remotely from Rwanda, and he still works for the pharmacy.
He was born and grew up in Rwanda, and he has never been to Japan. He graduated from our curriculum by learning with our teaching material totally online after the very first seminar in Rwanda, which was held by our CEO, Noro.

I asked him about his experience, which must have involved some difficulties, and received his message for beginners of programming.

##### 齋藤「薬学専攻で、DIVE INTO CODEのカリキュラムで学び始めた当初プログラミングは完全初心者だっと思いますが、カリキュラムについてはどんな印象を抱きましたか？」

Saito “You majored in pharmacy, and you were totally a beginner when you started learning to code with our teaching material. How did you find the curriculum first?”

Robert「初めは難しかったですが、時間が経つにつれて分かってきました。分かるようになるまで1ヶ月くらいは苦戦しました。分かったと言っても、今でもまだ学び足りないですが。」

Robert “It was confusing at first, but with time it became easier. I struggled for a month until I found it clear. I still want to learn for better understanding though.”

##### 齋藤「向上心が素晴らしいと思います。初心者なのに、最初に一回受けた授業以来オンラインのみで学習を続け、現地にメンターもいない中卒業したというのがすごいですよね。難しいカリキュラムだったと思いますが、どうして続けられたんですか？」

Saito “I’m amazed at your ambition. It’s great you as a beginner graduated from our curriculum although there were no offline lectures or local mentors after the very first lecture for one day. I think the curriculum was challenging. What kept you try?”

Robert「DIVE INTO CODEの人たちの中に友達を作りました。現地でも少人数ですが一緒に頑張った人たちがいます。一緒に勉強会を開き卒業した仲間とは、野呂さんの最初のセミナーの時点で出会っています。授業中分からなかったことを周りの人に質問して、そこから学び仲間ができました。

Robert “I became friends with some people from DIVE INTO CODE, who kept me try. And also locally a few students worked as a team. I met them in the first seminar by Mr. Noro. When I found something unclear in the seminar, I asked others, and we had studied together since then.

##### 齋藤「積極的ですね！では、プログラミングに関心はあるものの苦手意識を持っている人たちのために、メッセージをください。」

Saito “You’re positive! Now, please give some message for those who are interested in programming but still feeling scared.”

Robert「新しいことを学ぶことに限界はありません。人生の中で学びたいと思ったことは何でも学べます。新しい知識というのは不安な気持ちにさせますが、怖がらなくて大丈夫です。人は強くならなければいけなくなるまで、自分の力に気付かないのです。短期的なメリットに気を取られず、諦めないで。上手くいくには時間がかかるものですから。」

Robert “There is no limit to learn something new. You can learn anything you want to learn in your life. New knowledge can scare you, but you don’t need to be scared. It is said that you don't know how powerful you are until you are required to be so. Don’t calculate how much you can earn from the first day, and never give up. It takes you some time to be successful.”

## 希望の国から日本人を励ますルワンダ人メンター

ルワンダはジェノサイドという悲しい歴史から立ち上がり、ICT立国を掲げて発展を続け、今となってはサブサハラ・アフリカでビジネス環境ランキング2位を誇ります。

Rwanda has developed as an ICT nation after its revival from the sad history of genocide, and now it is the second in the business environment ranking in Sub-Saharan Africa.

（The World Bank Group: Doing Business）

Robert encourages Japanese people from a land of hope, Rwanda, where people make efforts and achieve success from adversity.

Robert gives us encouraging words during work as well.

#### DIVE INTO CODEの事業の最終目標は、「すべての人が、テクノロジーを武器にして活躍できる社会をつくる」ことです。

Robertくんは、DIVE INTO CODEで人生が変わったと言ってくれました。

#### The ultimate goal of the business of DIVE INTO CODE is “to build a society where all the people can succeed by using technology”.

Robert says DIVE INTO CODE has changed his life.
We are going to expand our schools so that we can produce more and more African engineers after him.

### ルワンダ展開の今後の展望

DIVE INTO CODEルワンダ校は今までオンラインのみでしたが、Robertくんがいる今、現地にオフラインスクールを建てることができます。

DIVE INTO CODE Rwanda school was run only online, but now we have Robert there, and we can establish a physical school locally.

#### 2019年3月11日10時〜2019年4月22日23時

We have prepared for crowdfunding to finance the local school, and we are ready!

#### March 11, 2019. 10:00 AM - April 22, 2019. 11:00 PM

We will announce the crowdfunding page when it is released. We would appreciate it if you could support and cooperate with us.

ライター：齋藤純子（さいとう・すみこ）

Sumiko SAITO
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, English Major
Majors in English because of interest in English, which connects people all over the world. Learned about the impact of education through the teacher training course. Internship at the department for human resource of international organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in August 2017. Through learning about international cooperation, got interested in business for Africa. Intern of Global Unit, DIVE INTO CODE Corp. since October 2017. Translated the curriculum and welcomed ABE Initiative interns.