GOJAL: “Digital skills Training” by TechScape equipped young minds with digital education in the most backward area of Hunza Gojal; Chipursan. TechScape arranged a boot camp at Diamond Jubilee High School Zoodkhun, Shatmerg for 15 days in collaboration with AKRSP.
In this boot camp 38 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 reason behind to conduct this boot camp for the students of chipursan was 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.
Principal DJHS, Mr. Manzoor Hussain in his remarks on the camp appreciated the efforts of TechScape and AKRSP. He emphasized on the importance of Technology and digital skills in the contemporary world. He also requested the team to conduct such camps in the future as well, in the summers, so that more students could be facilitated.
Program Manager TechScape, Mr. Mohsin Amir, expressed his gratitude for the Principal and faculty of DJHS Zoodkhoon for facilitating the TechScape team and for providing the computer lab for the camp. He assured that TechScape in collaboration with the stakeholder will continue its efforts to
Furthermore, at the end of the camp TechScape distributed certificates among students.