The Australian Embassy in Cambodia supports Sisters of Code
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
It is planned to create 10 different video tutorials to teach students the basics of coding with Scratch and web development with HTML/CSS. Each video contains a lesson and assignments explained in Khmer by a mentor Mrs.Mithona Kim, who is a programmer and a computer science teacher.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sisters of Code classes are now taking place online with videos being posted 1 time a week on the website, Facebook and the Youtube channel. Students can watch those videos any time and try coding themselves.
The Australian Embassy in Cambodia, headed by the Ambassador Mr.Pablo Kang, has visited IT Academy STEP facilities to meet Sisters of Code students and mentors and learn more about the goals of the program.
The Ambassador has highlighted that the Embassy activities are focused on strengthening the gender equality in Cambodia, and therefore Sisters of Code is one of the projects, the Embassy is supporting this year.
Mrs.Natalja Rodionova, founder of the Sisters of Code, has shared with the Embassy representatives the results of the surveys that were demonstrating that coding lessons grow female students confidence in the field of technology and help to develop both coding skills, as soft skills such as creativity, problem solving and presentations skills.
The Embassy has also donated 6 desktop computers, that will be used for teaching of the students in Cambodia.