Code4Rural is a project funded by Active Citizens Fund, which aims to strengthen digital skills in rural areas in both the Greek Cypriot (G/C) and Turkish Cypriot (T/C) communities.
Although we live in an age of technology, we often encounter digital illiteracy in Cyprus. To combat it, we need to familiarize young G/C and T/C children and adolescents, who live mainly in rural areas, with Robotics, coding, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education, and other 21st-century skills.
Cyprus Computer Society is leading this project. Together with NOVATEX Solutions Ltd and Heron Mathisis, they are going to recruit, and train mentors related to technology, create educational material for educators and students, and implement an online educational platform in addition to physical training sessions, as well as a website that will be used to disseminate and sustain the project and its results.
By providing students with the digital skills needed through interactive activities, the project will ensure that the students are able to advocate for their needs and become active citizens of the future. Through the organisation of multiplier and bicommunal events and the establishment of a “Projects Fair” the students will interact and join forces for the future.