40 children participate in second edition of IT Kids Innovation Theatre
With the vision of developing children’s abilities in Information Communication Technologies (ICT), the Information Technology Authority (ITA), in cooperation with Middle East College and other public and private partners, launched the second edition of the training programme of IT Kids Innovation Theatre on Monday. It will last for a month at Knowledge Oasis Muscat, with the participation of 40 children from different parts of the sultanate.
The programme aims at developing and enhancing children’s capabilities in the IT field and encouraging them to utilise their IT knowledge, ideas and imagination to produce real services and products under the supervision of specialists in this field, in addition to qualifying and empowering them to be future IT entrepreneurs.
The programme includes technical and non-technical skill development under different fields, which are Digital Media development (like animation, film production etc), Applica- tions development (electronic games and mobile applications), hardware and IT innovation (robotics, programming and other related application development) along with soft skill development in the areas of personality development, interpersonal effectiveness, mind mapping, entrepreneurship development, security, HSE, problem-solving sessions.
In association with Microsoft and Oman IT Society, IT Kids Innovation Theatre is having an open day session for children under the name of Code and Create @ 2 Hours of Code.
It will give students the opportunity to acquire the basic skills in coding.
Registration in 2 Hours of Code is open for students of all nationalities, in the age group of 8-15 years. For registration, visit http://www.ita.gov.om/itkit/.