The Hour of Code
- 04 December, 2015
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During the week from December 7 to December 13, 2015 more than 100 million students in 180 countries will join the global computer science movement “The Hour of Code” and share the value of IT education for the world development.
This time we invite Cambodian schools to become a part of the movement and introduce ‘The Hour of Code’ to as many students as possible.
(QUOTE of Mr. Kruy Vanna, Founder of ALien Dev who created Khmer Smart Keyboard)
IT Academy STEP, providing professional internationally certified IT education, and The Agency for International Development USAID helping to connect Cambodia’s civil society and technology communities are joining the efforts to roll out “The Hour of Code” in Phnom Penh and invite schools to apply for the free participation with the volunteering trainers. The event is supported by the British Embassy and the US Embassy, as well as European Chamber of Commerce.
The aim of the movement “The Hour of Code” is to spark young students interest in computer science and programming. Our children should not just know how to use smartphones and play video games – they should know how to create them. It is fun, easy, and exciting for student to learn computer programming in a very approachable way, and our volunteering instructors would come to a school willing to get engage and guide the event. In only one hour, children will see how easy and rewarding computer programming can be, and this will help motivate them to continue their studies for years.
So far Canadian International School, iCAN International School, AHHA Educational centre (former SOLS 24/7) and American Intercon School have confirmed the participation in the event.
Join the international movement by registering your school at firstname.lastname@example.org or at https://code.org and our volunteers would be happy to visit your school with The Hour Of Code training to share exciting knowledge of programming with the children. Every student, participating in the global movement The Hour of Code would receive a certificate of accomplishment.
More information about the event internationally: https://code.org
Hour of Code coordinator, IT Academy STEP
Phone: 085 777 120
Hour of Code coordinator, USAID’s Cambodia Development Innovations Project