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With Covid-19, the world has set into quarantine. Schools have shut down, and many children are stuck at home. Some children are not attending school. Code 4 Tomorrow has launched a program that allows children across the world to learn coding languages remotely. To expand its impact across the US border, it has partnered with The Amal Foundation.
The Amal Foundation (TAF) is a non-profit providing youth internationally with design thinking/growth mindsets, education, and opportunities in order to help them create a measurable impact on their communities.
The Amal Foundation is currently focusing on helping girls in Lebanon receive quality remote education. Currently, the situation in Lebanon is tragic and there are lots of economic and political problems. This has created lots of poverty. Usually, education is key in resolving such problems, but quarantine is now preventing Lebanese children from attending school.
Those who do not attend school (kids in poverty, refugees, and others) fall into the cycle of poverty they were born into. “UNHCR estimates that 420,000 Syrians aged 6-14 are in need of education services, and many of these children have been out of school for 2 or more years.”
To help fight this, C4T and The Amal Foundation are partnering to create a CS curriculum on topics like Java, Python, web development, Scratch, and more to foster the education of these children. The Curriculum Development teams of both organizations have been creating slideshows and will be recording videos to upload for the children to use. We will also host office hours in which children can ask questions and get personalized help.
We hope that our efforts provide children with access to education in topics that will help them succeed and pursue their interests. We will do our best to make sure that our content is well-executed and that we make the desired impact on the children in Lebanon.