Sisters of Code ambassadors and students about Sisters of Code clubs
In 2022, Sisters of Code launched five clubs to provide free after-school coding training for female students in different locations in Cambodia, including Kompong Thom, Battambang, Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk, and Kandal province. The total number of students in our coding clubs is 73. Our ambassadors are very passionate about supporting women in tech by providing an encouraging learning environment while learning coding skills.
So far, students have learned how to stay safe on the internet. They also learned the basics of programming with visual coding through playing computer games, creating their own projects, and developing algorithm thinking using code.org resources.
We have asked our ambassadors and students to share how they feel about teaching and studying in our coding clubs.
Here is what our ambassadors said:
"With our engaging curriculum and study materials, students show a lot of interest and enthusiasm in learning how to code. They understand the lessons well. They are also curious and like to ask questions during and after classes. The most important thing is that students work very hard to finish homework and assignments on time to further understand each subject by putting what they learn into practice."
And here is what our students saying:
" We are just high school students, so we do not know much about technology; however, after joining Sisters of Code clubs, we know the importance of girls in tech. Before, we tended to think of other majors as our future goals, but right now, we are likely to study and work in the tech field. While joining this program, we feel welcomed, and we also support each other in studying and assignments. In the future, we would also like to contribute back by applying for Sisters of Code Ambassadors program to inspire and encourage more women in tech."
Overall, Sisters of Code are proud to see our students enjoy learning in our clubs and change their perspective toward women in tech as well as support them in their journey to tech majors and careers. And we are really excited about our future program.
Sisters of Code aims to bring possibilities to learn digital skills to as many Cambodian female students as possible, so they feel supported and encouraged to join the field of technology. An after school clubs lead by Ambassadors, who are young female students themselves, help to build a strong and dedicated community.