“EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul”: IT courses for children in the Cahul region
There are more parents enrolling their children in IT courses or programmes from early ages, where they discover enthusiastically engineering, programming or robotics. To make STEM subjects more accessible to children in the south of the country, the project “EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul” in partnership with “Tekwill Academy Kids” has launched 4 tech courses tailed to the latest trends in education, offering unlimited possibilities for young explorers. Being fascinated by technology and dreaming of digital careers from an early age, over 130 children attended the first workshops in Cahul.
The sessions take place every Saturday at the “Nicolae Botgros” Palace of Culture in Cahul, including interactive activities:
- Young Mechanic (5 and 6 years old) – LEGO® Education Sets are used to study mechanical elements, build non-motorized devices and understand how technologies work;
- MILO (7-9 years old) – with the support of mentors, children learn scientific concepts and develop fine motor skills by assembling robots;
- RoboMaker (10-12 years old) – learn to program robots capable of reacting to light, simulating the movement of cars without driver, imitating a robot vacuum cleaner, etc.;
- Programming and electronics (13-17 years old) – build basic skills and logic of programming.
“The rapid evolution of technologies is driving IT education from an early age, as digital skills have become a necessity, regardless of age, place of residence or field of activity. We are proud to see parents and children enthusiastic about the tech field, which will allow them to benefit from more opportunities for knowledge, and in the future – from professional opportunities as well. Beyond the subjects taught at school, children need alternatives for multilateral development, and these courses meet these very needs.”, declared Corina Andronic, Project Manager, EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul.
Within the project, free of charge STEM master classes will be organised, where children will be able to use their knowledge of science, technology, art, mathematics and engineering.
The initiative is implemented by ATIC, within the project “EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul”, with the financial assistance of the European Union in partnership with Sweden.