BrainBasket Foundation, with the support of WNISEF, launched free courses on the basics of programming for kids and adults in Chisinau in partnership with NGO Youth Development for Innovation as a local partner.
Technology Nation is a social educational project that gives everyone an opportunity to make the first step in IT and learn the basics of programming.
Course is held in blended learning format, which combines online materials and offline classes under mentor’s supervision. Kids aged 9-11 learn the basics of programming on Scratch for 3 months, adults study the basics of popular programming languages using Harvard CS50 online course.
«In 2017 we piloted a group in Chisinau and received a lot of positive feedback. This year, with the support of WNISEF, we are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our presence in Moldova and share experience in implementing blended learning format for the IT sector», said Illia Onyshchenko, Program Director of BrainBasket.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF)is a $150 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with more than two decades of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $185 million to 129 companies employing around 27,000 people and made it possible to unlock $1.8 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova. In 2015 WNISEF has launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing and economic leadership.