Google’s CS First program is coming to Pakistan with the aim to inculcate computer programming skills among young students in the country.
For this, Ministry of IT & Telecom collaborated with Google to launch Pakistan’s first grassroot level Coding Skills Development Program which is based on the CS First Program of Google (a global initiative for coding skills).
A statement by the ministry said, “The aim of the program is to develop applied coding skills using gamification techniques for kids between 9 and 14 years of age”.
The platform which will be used in this regard is “Scratch”, a specialized tool researched and developed by MIT.
As an official Google partner, Tech Valley Pakistan will assist the MoITT with the roll-out of the program.
In the first phase of the program, the Telecom Foundation Schools will benefit from this initiative which will include 13 schools nationwide to be followed by bigger Cohorts in the phases to come.
The program will be mainly divided into two parts; Train the Trainer followed by orientation of students on the said platform. The program will assist the TF Schools in developing an integrated curriculum for adopting the course on a continuous basis.