Syrian Computer Society branch in Lattakia took part in the global “ Hour of code” Challenge

The “ Hour of Code “ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Society to introduce children to computer science and programming. The event attracts over 100 million participants across 180 countries .  

Thirty  children and adolescents have participated in the "Hour of Code" event,  which was organized by the Lattakia branch of the  Syrian Computer Society  ( SCS)  in parallel with the  Computer  Science Education Week .  

Eng. Mariam Fayyoud  Head of the  SCS branch in Lattakia  said in a statement to  Syriatimes  e-newspaper that the main objective of the event is to present  basics of programming to children and adolescents  and enable them to remove ambiguities about  these sciences and  providing them with suitable  knowledge about these  technologies that govern the future.

 

The global event came within the framework of the SCS’s activities which aim at spreading and enabling children to   use  information technology science. 

Eng. Fayyoud , who is also the supervisor of the event, expressed her pride in the  SCS’s  children and adolescents who have achieved a distinguished global presence and remarkable achievements, the last of which was the first place in the global “Ada Lovelace Hackathon” competition. She indicated  this  event will contribute to preparing a new distinguished group of children and adolescents and providing them with scientific basics which  will enable them to take part in local and abroad activities.   

In turn, Sumer Kisin, the event coordinator, indicated to Syriatimes  that the  SCS’s children  shared  this unique experience with more than 100 million children around the world, as a team of trainers will receive children and adolescents at the  SCS  headquarters over a period of 7 days to learn  the most important skills and basic knowledge in the computer world. 

Trainer Ali Hamdan  told Syriatimes  that he shared with the children his personal experience in the world of programming and the knowledge he has acquired over the past years in order to increase their awareness about the importance of  IT  which has become an integral part of our daily and practical life.  

Children Tim Nader Kher beek , Ibrahim and Abdul Latif Hassan indicated that in this activity they explored the computer world and got acquainted with the concept of programming and its uses in a wonderful interactive and competitive atmosphere.  

Interviewed by : Rawaa Ghanam