Dhiraagu and Women in Tech have announced that registration is now open for the second edition of “Girls to Code”, a program aimed at teaching girls how to code.
This edition, “Girls to Code – Thinadhoo”, is specially geared towards the island of Gdh. Thinadhoo, and will be held virtually starting from 10th January 2021. While girls between the ages of 14 and 20 are able to join, the program will give preference to girls who have no prior experience or knowledge of coding.
Students will be trained on how to code and taught to develop basic websites using programming tools. At the end of the program, students will know how to develop a basic website, and as a final project of the course, students will be developing a website for a chosen topic.
As coding is typically a male-dominated field, the program seeks to induce greater passion for technology and encourage more girls and women to participate. The program will run online for two months, and no fee will be taken from its participants.
Women in Tech is an NGO working to inspire, empower and celebrate women in science and technology. According to the organisation, it is important to encourage and introduce women to these fields through programs such as “Girls to Code”.
Telecom giant Dhiraagu, who has partnered with Women in Tech for the program, stated that the company highly prioritizes the empowerment of women in science and technology as part of its CSR initiatives.
The application deadline for “Girls to Code – Thinadhoo” is 25th December 2020. To register, visit https://bit.ly/girlstocodemv.