The First YouthMobile School for girls in Tajikistan has been started

27 January 2017
On 25 January the First YouthMobile School on Mobile Apps development for Sustainable Development Goals for girls has been started in Dushanbe. UNESCO Office in Almaty in cooperation with the National Federation of UNESCO Clubs in Tajikistan and Kloop Media Foundation organized the school.

The training is based on openly accessible youth-oriented materials developed by Kloop Media Foundation in cooperation with UNESCO and world experts.


Training process ©UNESCO Almaty

Goals of the training:
  • Learn basics of programming in Java;
  • Develop ability to study by themselves using courses available online;
  • Learn using libraries, APIs, platforms that enable rapid application deployment and lean development(Google Maps Android API, Firebase);
  • Create and publish mobile applications targeted toward real users.
10 girls were selected through an open call for applications.

The YouthMobile Initiative builds on the experience of many worldwide initiatives that introduce young people to computer science programming (learning-to-code) and problem solving (coding-to-learn). It also seeks to build on experiences targeting young women who are vastly underrepresented in this field. Finally it builds on the consideration that for millions of young people, the smartphone in their pocket is a very powerful computer, it will be their only computer, and they use it for nearly every aspect of their lives: communicating, learning, taking pictures, and playing games.

With this new initiative UNESCO and its partners strive to provide young people with the high-level skills and confidence to develop, promote, and sell locally relevant mobile apps that solve local issues of sustainable development and provide employment.

UNESCO YouthMobile Brochure YoutMobile

Tags: Inclusive Knowledge Societies, Open Solutions

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