Digital Skills Training – Aga Khan Rural Support Programme
“Digital skills Training by TechScape equipped young minds with digital education in the most backward area of Hunza Gojal, Chipursan and Hundur valley, Yasin. TechScape arranged a boot camp at Diamond Jubilee High School Zoodkhun, and Diamond Jubilee High School Hundur, Yasin for 15 days in collaboration with AKRSP. In these boot camps 78 students of age group 11 to 16 participated. This Boot camp was intensive accelerated learning program that taught students basics of Computer Programming and Skill development. In addition, this Boot camp followed a technical curriculum using online platforms like Code.org, Scratch, where block programming technique is used to enhance creative and critical thinking abilities of participants and for this boot camp in particular TechScape introduced Mobirise where websites can be developed. Along with these platforms students also worked on their ideas to develop Games, Applications and Websites
The main objective of this camp was to empower and motivate new generations towards technology and opportunities it offers. The purpose behind conducting this boot camp for the students of Chipursan and hundur were to polish their capabilities; to improve their logic building, problem solving and cognitive skills using block programing. Therefore, introducing this camp adds up more options. Furthermore, after learning the basics of programming participants were able to create their own projects. This was one of the main achievements of this project.