Girls to Code Laamu Edition Kicked Off by Dhiraagu and Women in Tech Maldives

Dhiraagu and Women in Tech Maldives have kicked off the Girls to Code Laamu Edition.

The Girls to Code programme will teach participants basic coding skills by using HTML, CSS and Javascript. By the end of the classes, the participants – who have had no prior background in coding – will practice what they have learnt and apply their skills by creating a website of their own.

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The classes will be conducted online for a period of two months starting from 22 January 2023. The programme is targeted exclusively to girls, between 14 to 20 years, with the objective to inspire and empower women to join technology fields and address the gender gap in the field.

“Whichever career path you may choose, you will find that coding will become such a beneficial skill that would give you confidence and open doors to a world of possibilities for your future,” stated Bishaara Hameed, Manager Corporate Social Responsibility at Dhiraagu, at the opening ceremony of Girls to Code Laamu Edition.

“The “Girls to Code” programme will teach participants very important skills – apart from the coding language used in building websites, the programme will also teach them problem-solving skills and different ways to approach issues,” stated Mariyam Asna Saeed, the President of Women in Tech Maldives.

This is the fourth edition of the “Girls to Code” series, the first of which was held in 2019 at Fuvahmulah City with the second and third series conducted in 2020 and 2021 in at GDh. Thinadhoo and HDh. Kulhudhuffushi respectively.

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