Samagra Shikha, Diksha, JKKN, UNICEF and Pi Jam Foundation launch a free Computer Science course called ‘Let’s Code’ for J&K students

Srinagar: Let’s Code, an inclusive course designed for students to explore Computer Science, Design Thinking, Computational Thinking and Programming was launched by State Project Director Mr. Deep Raj Kanethia (Samagra Shiksha), DIKSHA, UNICEF and Pi Jam Foundation. The curriculum is developed to be culturally responsive and accessible to all students with the
special intention of broadening participation among young girls and government school students in the field of computer Science.
The course is available for all the students for free and doesn’t require any prior coding or programming experience. It’s also for the students with previous experience in Computer Science & coding who wish to enhance their understanding of the subject and for those who are still pondering about what their future-self will be, what careers will they pursue and how technology canhelp serve the society. Anybody who wants to improve their problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, confidence, compassion and socio-emotional skills can take the course on Diksha and do the hands on an app called Code Mitra (developed by Pi Jam Foundation ) that is available for free as well.
“Let’s Code course that has been designed specifically for J&K students will benefit them in the long term. Samagra Shiksha is always geared towards innovative projects and the introduction of Let’s Code is in line with NEP that will enable technological change for J&K students.” shared State Project Director Mr. Deep Raj Kanethia (Samagra Shiksha).
Leenus Roffun, DIKSHA PMU shared that “With the Let’s Code course, Jammu & Kashmir becomes the first state in the nation to launch the Computer Science and coding courses of students through DIKSHA platform.”shared Leenus Roffun, DIKSHA PMU. He also did a walkthrough of know-how of course access with a 500+ diverse audience of teachers, HM’s, government officials etc.
Coding is not just about computers and technology, it’s also about expression of ideas, creativity and innovative thinking. It’s a means to express oneself and one’s ideas. With the course on DIKSHA, more and more children will have access to it.”, says Danish Aziz , Education Specialist at UNICEF.
The launch event was facilitated by Syed Imran Bukhari, DIKSHA team and attended by teachers, head-master, government officials across the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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