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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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DURATION: 12/01/2019 - 12/31/2020
FUNDER: The Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education
PARTNER: The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), Kurdistan Save the Children (KSC), Kano
Kids Can Code provides engaging, hands-on coding and English language courses that help children in Iraq and Jordan build foundational skills in STEM subjects, English, and applied learning.
From 2018–2019, World Learning and its partners Kano and Kurdistan Save the Children (KSC) implemented a successful new English language and coding instruction program for Syrian refugee children in Iraq. This pilot proved to be a transformational opportunity for hundreds of youth affected by the refugee crisis: the Kano computer kit program inspired students to learn English, instilled new career-relevant skills in computing and coding, and helped KSC centers keep engaging and educating students who are otherwise at risk of falling into child labor.
Building on the success of the pilot, in December 2019 the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education invested additional resources to deepen the program’s impact in Iraq and expand into Jordan. In Iraq, Kids Can Code will offer an advanced program aimed at older students focused on higher level coding game development. Meanwhile, in Jordan, World Learning and Kano are partnering with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) to provide a coding and English course to 450 children ages 10–15. The participants will include refugees from Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, as well as local Jordanian youth.
- Develop learners’ aspirations for jobs in STEM fields
- Develop skills in using English for STEM
- Improve confidence with end-to-end technology
- Help learners to understand the crossovers between technology and other subjects they study at school
Watch this video from our partner Kano to learn more about Kids Can Code: