Dhiraagu and Women in Tech Maldives to Host ‘Hour of Code’ Across the Maldives

Dhiraagu and Women in Tech Maldives have announced their partnership in hosting ‘Hour of CodeTM @ Let’sCodeMV 2023’ across the Maldives. ‘Hour of Code’ is a global event held to mark International Computer Science Week, celebrated worldwide every year in December.

The Ministry of Education endorses the programme and aims to reach over 1000 students across the Maldives simultaneously, virtually covering all atolls across the Maldives. The participants will be grouped according to different age groups. Facilitators will organise fun, introductory activities for learners of all skill levels, from pre-school to all educational levels, to inspire participants and highlight the importance of computer science education.

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This year’s main ‘Hour of Code’ event is scheduled for 16 December 2023, while physical guiding sessions will be carried out till 20 December 2023.

Interested participants can register for the programme through this link: https://www.womenintechmv.org/hourofcodemv. Individuals, schools, organisations, or institutes can register for the ‘Hour of Code’ programme. Members from Dhiraagu, Women in Tech Maldives, and schoolteachers will mentor and guide the participants throughout the ‘Hour of CodeTM @ Let’sCodeMV 2023’.

This programme, first introduced by Code.org, is part of the global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer programming in a fun way. Women in Tech Maldives is the international partner of Code.org, and Dhiraagu and Women in Tech Maldives have been successfully conducting the programme in the Maldives over the past years.

‘Hour of Code’ is a great way to introduce students of all ages to coding and spark interest

in computer science. Starting to learn computer science early is the foundation for success in every field in the 21st century, which can also increase their creativity and problem-solving abilities and skills.

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