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Vodafone launches coding programme for teenage girls


IN recognition of the World Youth Skills Day 2017, Vodafone has announced plans to provide teenage girls across 26 countries, including 14 to 18-year-old girls in Qatar,with coding training.
In what is the largest international, in-person global coding programme of its kind, Vodafone will partner with 'Code First: Girls' which runs coding courses for women and girls to provide five-day coding workshops for girls across its geographical footprint in Europe, India, the Middle East, South Africa and Australasia.
In Qatar, girls will gain place on the free coding programme starting in October 2017.
Vodafone's coding course has been created to suit girls aged 14 to 18 years, irrespective of their skills. It will provide basic knowledge of computer languages and development programmes including html, CSS, GitHub and Bootstrap, enabling the students to develop a website by the end of the one-week training programme.
Ian Gray, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, said:"Vodafone's coding programme with Code First: Girls is designed to give girls an interest in a sector currently more popular with boys, helping widen their opportunities and increase their future career choices. We are very excited to bring the programme to Qatar in support of Qatar National Vision 2030." (TNN)

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