SCS in Lattakia Carries Out Projects to Support Syrian Youths Creative Abilities

The Information Technology (IT) is probably the most important force shaping communities, which has significantly improved societies. It is indeed truthful to say that the IT has successfully infiltrated human existences, occupying the biggest part of every life style.

"Information Technology  is really important as it has opened the way for building the world of innovation, helped  the economies of nations grow and created new jobs” Eng. Mariam Fayoud, Head of the Syrian Computer Society( SCS) branch in Lattakia province said in an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

 The SCS is a civil scientific society established in Syria in 1989 and its branch in Lattakia governorate was established in 2009.

Since its establishment, the SCS’s main objective has been spreading the culture of IT in the country, Eng. Fayoud said, stressing that in the light of the IT development in the world, the SCS has played a vital role in empowering and serving the society through utilizing all skills and scientific capabilities.

Eng. Fayoud clarified that the SCS, through its scientific, cultural, administrative, training and qualifying committees, works out scientific and marketing plans and adopt up-to-date programs that concentrate on attracting all age-categories and enhancing IT culture in the Syrian society to meet its needs.

She highlighted the fact that the SCS spares no effort to organize conferences, lectures, training courses and symposiums on different specializations in the field of IT and to carry out special educational and scientific training courses as well as a package of courses for university students mainly in the field of tele-communication, engineering designing, architecture, programming and advanced robotics.

“ The SCS‘s incubator for children and youths aged 6-18 plays fruitful and important role in enhancing their awareness on the best use of IT, in carrying out training and educational courses to promote and develop their talents as well as in protecting them from the negative impacts of using IT,” Eng. Fayoud added.

She valued highly the remarkable cooperation between the SCS and the Junior chamber international (JCI), the Syrian researchers society, the Syrian Trust for Development (STD), Tishreen University, Aleppo University in addition to the public sector establishments, noting that through this cooperation a number of vital projects and activities were carried out in the field of IT to support the Syrian youths creative abilities and help them find job opportunities and to enhance the development process in the Syrian society.

Eng. Fayoud referred to the key role of the IT and communication incubator, which is considered as one of the most important projects of the SCS as it offers all kinds of support for pioneering thoughts and projects under the supervision of IT specialists.

Eng. Fayoud went on to say that during the ongoing crisis in Syria, the SCS has launched the “Informatics is a Means for  Rebuilding” initiative that aimed at holding free training courses on IT, robotics sciences in addition to cultural activities for 100 martyrs’ children.

The initiative is carried out constantly in appreciation of the martyrs’ holy sacrifices and in support for their children, scientifically and intellectually, to help them overcome bad circumstances.

She pointed out that the SCS took part in a number of IT and robotic exhibitions and competitions, in which the SCS achieved advanced positions, mainly the Annual Robotics (ARC) competition in Lebanon, the national competition of the world robotic Olympiad (WRO) held in Damascus and the mechanical and electrical (MEE) exhibition held at Tishreen University in Lattakia. She indicated that the SCS’s Mega-bot team achieved the first position in the 4th Robot Competition held at the Faculty of Sciences of Lebanon University on 21/4/ 2018. 

Interviewed by Rawaa Ghanam