Over 300 Children from Underprivileged Families Completed Go Code Programme to Learn to Code and Write Apps
At Sino, we strive to support the community and equip the next generation with essential skills. The Group initiated the Go Code project in 2014 for children from underprivileged families to learn coding. The programme has been well received, growing from about 20 students in the first year to more than 300 in 2015.
Partnering with social service organizations and schools, more than 300 pupils (Primary 4 to 6) completed the 2015 curriculum that spanned from April to November. Under the tutelage of student tutors, the children learnt coding tools and applied the knowledge to create apps that cater to daily life as well as interactive game apps. Additionally, they learnt through trial and error, received training in logical thinking, problem-solving skills and fostered the right attitude in using information technology.
Mr Daryl Ng, Executive Director of Sino Group, remarks, ‘Coding is the new universal language, it is an essential skill in the technology era. We look forward to expanding the Go Code project to benefit more children from underprivileged families, and collaborating with community partners to promote innovation, creativity and youth development, to enhance logical thinking and problem-solving skills. We hope that the young generation strives for the best with they have learnt as they reach out for a better future.’
Source : The Standard