ArmInfo. Beeline and the British Council's Armenian office announced the launch of the project "Coding Skills: Linking the Present and the Future", aimed at developing digital and other skills, critical and analytical thinking among students through additional lessons.
According to the official statement of the company, with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, three programmed micro-devices Micro: bit will be introduced in the three high schools of Yerevan, which will make the educational process more interactive, interesting and effective. Along with the equipment, appropriate resources will be provided for teaching and learning.
As part of a pilot project that runs until May 2020, 300 students from selected high schools will take part in extra-curricular introductory lessons on coding, and ICT teachers in beneficiary schools will be offered retraining courses on the use of micro: bit tools. Upon completion of the project, both school and interschool competitions will be organized for graduates - the <Coding Challenge>, which will provide them with the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge.
<Coding is the basis of programming and the profession that is now in great demand in the world. Moreover, coding can provide good work and income, and is also useful for people of other specializations. Within the framework of our corporate social responsibility, we are pleased to cooperate with the British Council in order to transfer valuable and important knowledge to the Armenian youth through this wonderful method, "said Beeline General Director in Armenia Andrey Pyatakhin.
Recall that VEON Armenia CJSC is now VEON Armenia Holdings B.V. (Beeline trademark) is part of the VEON group of companies, which is one of the world's largest integrated telecom operators. The group includes communications companies providing voice and data services based on a wide range of wireless and fixed-line technologies, as well as broadband Internet access for subscribers in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos , Algeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The companies of the group provide services under the Beeline, Kyivstar, Wind, Mobilink, Banglalink and Djezzy brands.