The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOITT) and Google (Google) have jointly launched a national program to help children learn programming and other IT skills.
In this context, the Technology Valley and Telecom Foundation will work with Google and MOITT to launch the CS First program in Pakistan.
The CS First project is a global project by Google that aims to teach children 9 to 14 years old the skills to shape the future.
The CS First program is supported by Scratch, a free programming tool developed by MIT for kids to help them think creatively. Google ’s CS First program has recruited thousands of children in 75 countries.
First, as part of the training trainer program, Google and Tech Valley will train teachers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. In the next stage of the CS First project, trainers certified by Google will teach young people across the country.
According to Federal Minister Moit Ahmed Sidiqui, this move is in line with the government’s vision of allowing Pakistan to digitize.
The first program of CS is just a springboard. MOITT envisions a digitally equipped country with computer skills and will lead the next generation of technology pioneers and developers.
Umalu Farooq, CEO of Technology Valley, said the move fulfilled the dream of digitizing Pakistan.
Tech Valley looks forward to cooperating with Google, MOITT and Telecom Foundation. This is a good time to start the CS First program in Pakistan, because every educational institution is looking for digital solutions to carry out courses and work.