A Nationwide program has been launched to help kids learn coding along with other IT skills in collaboration with Google and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT).
In this context, Tech Valley and Telecom Foundation will be partnering with Google and MOITT in starting the ‘CS First Program’ in Pakistan.
CS 1st Program is a global plan by Google in which kids between the age of nine and fourteen are taught skills that will shape the future.
CS 1st Program is powered by Scratch, a free programming tool developed by MIT for the kids to help them think creatively. Thousands of kids across 75 countries were enrolled for Google’s CS First Program.
At the start, Google and Tech Valley will instruct teachers in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi under the ‘Train the Trainer’ program. The Google certified trainers will start teaching the young minds across the country in the next phase of the CS First Program.
As per Federal Secretary MOITT, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the initiative is in line with the vision of the incumbent government to enable Pakistan digitally.
CS First Program is just the stepping stone in the country uplift the skills level of the young generation. MOITT envisages a country digitally equipped with IT skills that will lead the next generation of technology pioneers and developers.