Free IT courses have been launched in Ukrainian villages

ASTARTA agroholding, BrainBasket Foundation and Miratech Company are expanding the educational project that allows villagers to receive basic IT education in five regions of Ukraine. The initiative is a continuation of the pilot project that was launched last year.

The project offers 2 courses – one for children and the other one for mature people. The children’s course focuses on studying programming environment Scratch and is designed for kdis aged 9 to 11 years. It allows children to develop analytical thinking and interest in the new technologies. The program lasts for 3 months and in the future it will be extended with a course on robotics.

The course for adults is designed for people over 45 years old and covers tech topicsfor the everyday needs of villagers and trains project participants basic IT skills. It includes computer literacy, the Internet and e-mail usage, messengers and popular social networks. In addition, the course familirazies students with online resources for self-development.

A pilot project on basic IT education was launched last October for adults and kids in the villages of Lake, Lutovivivka and Staroavramivka, Poltava region. More than 100 people took part in it.  This year organizers plan to enroll more than 400 participants.


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