Children dream to create, and the disciplines of the future make those dreams come true. Altogether, 165 girls and boys from the south of the country received their graduation diplomas from Robotics and Coding courses, organised by EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul, in partnership with „Tekwill Academy Kids”. At the same time, during the event, the launch of a new edition was announced, which will take place in autumn, in an expanded format.

Disciplines of the future uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics as tools to guide children’s creativity and critical thinking. Thus, the little ones are involved in learning through experience and finding solutions to certain problems.

The „Young Mechanic” course offers children the chance to study elements of mechanics, build non-motorized devices that work due to gravity or wind energy, and discover the mechanisms that make various objects work.

Nadejda Sârbu chose this course for her two daughters, Delia and Smaranda. It was an opportunity for little engineers to build a mini crane out of LEGO blocks, which has a built-in mechanical arm capable of lifting and transporting various parts from one location to another.

„I see her very excited since she goes to Robotics. Now she comes with her sister. When the course takes place, they are very happy.”

says Nadejda Sârbu, Delia and Smaranda’s mother.

„I really enjoyed the course. I learned many interesting and useful things”

says Delia.

The children who attended the „Milo” course were very enthusiastic about the opportunity to create their own robot.

„I will definitely come next time. I am looking forward to being able to use the engine, but I have an idea for which I could use two engines”

says Valentin Gârneț, participant of the „Milo” course.

The programme includes 4 Robotics and Coding courses, as well as STEAM workshops, in which children perform various experiments and explore the phenomena of nature.

The growing demand motivated the organisers to increase the number of hours. Thus, since May, classes are held both on Saturdays and on Sundays.

The initiative is implemented by ATIC, with the financial assistance of the European Union, in partnership with Sweden.

“The European Union is a strong supporter of digital transformation in the Republic of Moldova, with a special focus on the southern region, including Cahul. To make technology friendly and useful, EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul project aims to teach every interested child or young person how to use it. (…) Boosting children’s coding and problem-solving skills will play a major role in preparing the next generation of specialists that your region and the country needs.”

emphasized Jānis Mažeiks, the EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.

“The courses do not only teach robotics and coding, they also help children develop creativity, leadership, working in teams and solve problems. All these skills are useful in schools and outside, now and in the future. Sweden is a partner in the EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul project. We see more and more engagement in the events and trainings that we support in the region.”

said Catarina Nilsson, Programme Manager, Embassy of Sweden in the Republic of Moldova.

The tech courses for children organised by “EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul” are adapted to the latest trends in education. They are intended for children between the ages of 5 and 17. More information about courses and workshops can be found on the website: https://cahul.tak.md/cursuri