Jul 11, 2018

GIRLS IN ICT 2018

Centre for Civil Society Promotion (CCSP) through its SMART Resource Center (SMART RC) for the fourth year is continuously is carrying out a major educational effort with the aim of involving as many girls from elementary and high schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina in information communication technologies (ICTs).

The international day of girls in information communication technologies is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April every year and this year we have celebratedon 26th of April.

International Girls in ICT Day was inspired by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is being implemented in more than 140 countries worldwide. SMART Resource Center has also enabled this program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With this unique action, we want to raise awareness of the importance of involving girls in the field of information and communication technologies and promoting the benefits of ICT careers.

 

The CCSP, through the SMART Resource Center, organized this year's series of educational activities related to this international initiative. SMART RC has so far included more than 1,000 participants from all over BiH, and has invited many experts to support this activity through a thematic program, with the aim of motivating young girls towards orienting and improving ICT.

 

This year's program was combination of informative and educational workshops that brings young girls closer to the world's best trends and future affairs. This year, the goal was to include as many girls from all over BiH as good examples of successful women from the ICT industry.

During the program implementation on April 26, 2018, we organized an educational workshop at our premises.

The following schools took part in the workshop:

  1. Elementary School"Umihana Cuvidina", Sarajevo;
  2. Elementary School„Saburina“, Sarajevo;
  3. Mixed High School"Buzim", Buzim;
  4. Gymnasium "Mustafa Novalic", Gradacac;
  5. Elementary School„Stijena“, Cazin;
  6. Elementary School„Istocna Ilidza“, East Ilidza;
  7. 4th Gymnasium, ilidza.

The workshop atCCSP premises was led by young female experts from "eMedia PATCH" Almedina Aganovic, Business Development Manager andAmra Sadikovic, Business Development Manager.

Experts made a workshop where they presented their experiences during the conversation with girls and explained how they became successful in the work they are doing. Goal of the workshop was to motivate girls to direct their careers in the field of IT.

All the girls were delighted by workshop and stated that they are planning to continue their education in the field of IT.

After the workshop at the CCSP premises, all the girls were taken to visit the company “MistralTechnologies„ andHUB387 / ACADEMY387 / NEST71“ where they together with employees, got acquainted closely what is ordinary day at IT company like and what are the advantages of working in this field.

In addition to the workshops that we organized in Sarajevo, many schools have organised "Girls in ICT" Day in their schools.

Apr 13, 2018

Preparatory activities for Girls in ICT 2018

Centre for Civil Society Promotion (CCSP) through its SMART Resource Center (RC) for the fourth year has carried out an educational initiative with the aim of involving girls from elementary and high schools from rural areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the information communication technologies (ICTs).

Now it is time to prepare International day of girls in information communication technologies, which is celebrated every year during April, namely on the fourth Thursday in April (26th April 2018). Girls in ICT Day was inspired by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is being implemented in more than 140 countries worldwide. SMART Resource Center has also enabled this program in BiH, and being official representative for the third year. With this unique action, we want to raise awareness of the importance of involving girls in the field of information and communication technologies and promoting the benefits of ICT careers. SMART Resource Center will also organize this year's series of educational activities related to this international initiative. SMART RC has so far included more than 2,000 participants from all over BiH, and has invited many experts to support this activity through a thematic program, with the aim of motivating young girls towards orienting and improving ICT.

This year's program will combine informative and educational workshops that will bring young girls closer to the world's best trends and future affairs. This year, the goal is to include as many girls from all over BiH as examples of successful women from the ICT industry.

 

It is planned that schools participate in several ways in marking this event:

- Organizing the International Day of Girls at Schools;

- Attendance of IT experts at school hours;

- Organizing educational lectures on the importance of directing girls to the ICT sector;

- Participate in workshops organized by SMART RC;

 

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Jan 16, 2018

600 Hour of Code events in B&H

In the period from December 4th till December 10th, 2017, the Global IT Education Week was held. SMART Resource Centre as the official encoder of Hour of Code in Bosnia and Herzegovina responded to this action and animated as many schools and young people as possible to this global movement. As in previous years, the SMART Resource Centre has received approval from all relevant ministries in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for the first time, even received the approval from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Government of Republika Srpska. Hour of Code is run by the non-profit organization Code.org from America and the primary goal of this movement is to bring algorithmic way of thinking to children, but also adults who will help them to understand the technology that they use every day, especially students, so they could be interested in choosing their own Careers in It sector.

Specially designed tutorials inspired numerous students across Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thus, over 605 schools and non-governmental organizations from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the Hour of Code Week. Bosnia and Herzegovina has achieved the best results this year in the region again. The next is Croatia with 297 registered schools and organizations, followed by Serbia with 122 applications, Macedonia 27 and Slovenia.

This year SMART Resource Center has organized hours of code in 5 different locations. The first two days of Hours of code were organized in the Smart Resource Center where 6 primary schools with 88 students participated. Primary school students then had the opportunity to visit HUB387 and see some of the leading IT companies in the industry.

The next three days of Hour of code were parallel held in ITAcademy premises in Sarajevo and in Banja Luka. In Banja Luka 7 high schools participated with 109 students and students.ITAcademy reward the most active student with a free HTML and CSS course.

The SMART Resource Center participated for the first time at the Youth Education Fair and had the opportunity to present its activity to students and teachers who visited the Education Fair.

The most important event of Hour of Code were held in the premises of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo where 84th students were distributed in 5 IT labs. Students had the opportunity to code with IT experts.

281 students passed through the Hour of code under the SMART Resource Center, which makes us very proud!

This project has shown that one small idea in our colaboration can make a big thing, and achieve great results - even the best in the region!

The following activities related to Hour of Code are the rewarding of schools and organizations who participated in project.

Stay tuned!

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