YouthSpark program reaches children and elders in Cambodia
Through the YouthSpark program, Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) and Microsoft have taught digital literacy to more than 1,500 students in underserved communities since January 2017. The children have gained access to skills related to computer science, robotics and media production to become more competitive for the future labor market. To achieve this goal, CCF has established a robust curriculum to get children involved in STEM fields from early ages through diverse activities including other programs such as the Hour of Code tutorials (60-minutes introduction to computer science) developed by Microsoft and Code.org.
During the second week of November, CCF decided to increase the outreach of its program by engaging students into sharing their newly-learned computer skills with elders in their communities. The granny program consisted in a 60-minutes training where children would teach seniors basic computer coding skills. Further plans for 2018 envision translating the digital literacy curriculum into Khmer language in order to reach additional regions.
Source:Keep the Faith