Hour of Code in Latakia, 180 countries participating

Every year in December, you can join millions of students around the world celebrating Computer Science Education Week with the Hour of Code. Registration is opened for the annual celebration in October. Hour of code is a global event that takes place in more than 180 countries around the world in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, with the participation of more than 100 million students around the world who have tried Hour of code activities; which aim to remove the ambiguity about programming and computer science for children.

Eng. Maryam Jawdat Fayyad -head of Syrian Computer Society for Informatics, Lattakia branch- has supervised the event, indicated that Hour of code targets children and adolescents in order to introduce basics of programming and enable them to eradicate ambiguity around computer sciences, by establishing real knowledge about sciences and technologies of future.

 Ms. Fayyad added that they adopt synchronization and coordination with 180 countries around the world, so the event is taking place at the same time and with the same method.

Trainer Fatima Mualla explained that trainers are in direct contact with children, through courses and activities held by the association.

Trainer Ghinwa Muhanna adds: “Through my interaction with children of all ages, I find that this type of activities enhances children's self-confidence and generates competition.

Lama Razouk