Samsung Bangladesh has launched 4th batch of Junior Software Academy for the underprivileged children of Bangladesh.
The program is a part of Samsung's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, under which the company provides free training to the students at Samsung's Research and Development (R&D) Institute, said a press release on Tuesday.
Samsung Bangladesh has collaborated with some renowned NGO's including EduCo and SoS for the programme. With the help of the NGO's, Samsung will provide training to 30 underprivileged high school students from Grade 6-10 in the Junior Software Academy.
The principal focus of this program is to provide the students with IT knowledge so that their interest in the technology industry grows further. They will receive hands-on training on a wide range of topics such as coding, programming, Microsoft Office, Android Open Source System, and basic education for computers and the internet.
A short briefing on the history of Samsung and its products will also be featured in the training. The program will give opportunities to the students to implement their knowledge to develop software by using the basic coding tools.
Certificates will be awarded to the participants upon completion of the program.
Samsung Bangladesh Managing Director Seungwon Youn said: "I believe that every student has a spark of genius. Every student has an interest, talent, or passion, something at which he or she can excel. Considering this, Samsung is proud to organize Junior Software Academy annually so that the program can help the youth to realize their talent and helps them understand the technology industry better."
"Computer coding can empower children to not only consume digital media and technology but to create it. Instead of simply playing a video game or using an app, they can imagine making their own video game or envision what their website or app might look like – and they will have the outlet for the expression" he added.