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EU helps Kyrgyz women become IT experts

30/09/2021 - 12:06
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A new project Programmer Ayimdar II aimed at teaching Kyrgyz women IT skills kicked off in Kyrgyzstan. 53 ladies from all over the country will learn programming with the EU support.

The Kyrgyz Association of Software and Services Developers together with Unique Technologies has launched a project to counter the existing stereotypical perception of women in Kyrgyz society, to overcome the practice of forced marriage, violence and economic dependence of women and girls.

The "Programmer Ayimdar II" project aims to empower girls and women economically through practical IT skills training, literacy, leadership development and female entrepreneurship.

Fifty-three girls and young women, ages 16-33, from all regions of Kyrgyzstan were selected for the seven-month Frontend and Android training and additional trainings on public speaking skills, social entrepreneurship, SMM basics, leadership development, communication skills and teamwork. The focus of recruitment was on the regions of Kyrgyzstan and people with disabilities. In total, 730 applications were received from all over the country.

Three groups were opened: 2 beginner groups that learn programming from scratch and at the end will master the programming language - JavaScript, 1 continuing group - Android programming language.

The Association is aimed at active participation of girls/women in the development of the IT-industry in Kyrgyzstan, so that they would also be involved in the entry of local companies to the global market and strengthen the economy of the country.


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