The most complex extracurricular course programme – “Tekwill in Every School” (TiES)– reached the southern region of the Republic of Moldova, expanding its community and providing more opportunities for students and teachers. In the academic year 2022-2023, in 8 educational institutions in the south of the country, 8 IT courses will be taught for students interested in developing creativity and tech skills, such as: graphic design, algorithm programming, mobile application development, etc. The initiative is implemented by ATIC, within the project “EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul”, with the financial assistance of the European Union, in partnership with Sweden.

“Through the programme, we committed to contribute to the development of today’s students’ skills so that they can be better prepared for tomorrow’s professions. STEM education is one of the priorities of the EU4Moldova project: Startup City Cahul, and this year we are going to provide access to over 3,500 students from the south of the country to these educational opportunities. The skills acquired will bring results for them and for society as a whole.”,

pointed out Corina Andronic, Project Manager of “EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul”.

Teachers are also involved in a complex training programme, in which they learn innovative teaching methodologies and techniques, being guided by experts in the field. To provide them with a high standard education, 9 properly equipped digital laboratories have been set up in the south of the country, so that students can work individually or in groups, using laptops, projectors, digital whiteboards.

“The programme will give students the opportunity to develop their skills, and teachers to master information technologies. Many graduates choose to study Web Programming and Development, which is why we familiarize them with the professions of the future in middle school classes. We conducted a survey among students, confirming that they want to study tech in school”,

declared Rodica Cantea, Principle at “Enichioi” Gymnasium, Enichioi village, Cantemir.

At the national level, over 50,000 students will study this year “Tekwill in Every School” disciplines, a project supported by USAID, Sweden, EU4Moldova and UNDP Moldova. TiES aims to enhance the human capital of the Republic of Moldova, committing itself to connect to the community by 2024 over 90% of high schools in the country. Since 2020 until present day, the programme has been successfully implemented in 234 educational institutions: