A technical skills club for Syrian refugee children

Publication date: Jul 26, 2018 04:35 PM - Last modication date: Jul 31, 2018 10:22 AM
Initiation to programming for Syrian children

In April, Télécoms Sans Frontières launched a new initiative as part of its mLearning programme for Syrian refugee and displaced children.

The technical skills club introduces the basic functions of programming through playful exercises. With Scratch, children learn how to program the actions of a small tiger. Through progressive levels of difficulties, they learn the unique thought processes of programming.

The software contains multiple characters and scenerios to create different situations, and even to tell stories with animated pictures. As the levels get more difficult and challenging, the software allows children to be free to use more and more creativity by applying the skills they have learned.

Thanks to this new activity, TSF is pursuing its approach to digital education, and above all the aim to offer children a way to escape the hardship they are going through, while developing new skills for their future.

 

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