Young people from Cahul, Taraclia, Leova and Cantemir rayons (South region of the country) were given the opportunity to explore digital creativity and programming skills during the EU Code Week, a popular initiative held annually with the support of the European Commission to stimulate and promote coding and digital technologies.

The activities were organised as part of EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul implemented by the National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) with financial support of the European Union and in partnership with Sweden.

From 9 to 24 October 2021, 259 students from the South region participated in the EU Code Week interactive activities.

Teachers from 12 schools taught primary school children how to develop digital content such as games, stories, animations using the Scratch programming language.

High school students were also invited to celebrate EU Code Week and took part in a hackathon, aiming to identify useful solutions for the community obtained through the application of digital skills. During the academic year, the teams will work to develop a viable digital solution for use in the region, led by a team of mentors, IT and environmental specialists to identify a viable digital solution for the environment of the region. The final projects will be presented to a panel of jury next May. Winners will receive awards for the best creative solutions and their hard work.

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