Algorithmics School – a global network of coding schools for children has been introduced in Maldives.
It was officially inaugurated by First Lady Fazna Ahmed. She was accompanied by Minister of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology Aminath Shauna.
Algorithmics educates coding to kids from 6-17 years, teaching Visual Programming, Python, and Game Design.
Algorithmics intents to provide education for the future, hence it teaches children how to build computer programs; but more importantly, they develop children's logical thinking, creativity, and curiosity.
The programme combines offline and online education, hence providing the opportunity for children across Maldives to take part in the programme.
As per Algorithmics, their team consists of professionals who love children and want to make learning simple, exciting, and fun for them.
“At Algorithmics, we help children take their first steps in STEM and we want children to learn skills that will help them in the future.”
They went on to detail that their students create video games, cartoons, and IT projects, and added that the children acquire skills in critical thinking and logical reasoning, presentation skills and project planning, teamwork, communication skills and more.
“No matter who they grow up to be, no matter what profession they choose later, these children will take advantage of what they learn with us. Our school offers courses where the children learn creative and logical thinking, how to work in teams and much more in an exciting and playful way.”
At the moment there are over 300 000 students worldwide in 77 countries that graduated.
Noting that in today's world, about 90 percent of the world force requires some knowledge of IT, they noted that Algorithmics helps children develop academic skills applicable to any grade level, in addition to building critical life skills like organization, perseverance and problem-solving.
“Introducing children to a world of algorithms, bugs and queues also develops their analytical skills, encourages collaboration, and nurtures children's creativity.”
According to them, even if a child doesn't go on to code professionally, future employers highly value computer science knowledge.