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Change Initiatives in Collaboration with Capgemini Encouraged Government-Aided School Students in Bengaluru to Learn Coding and Tinkering

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In Kolkata, the 2nd Annual Government-Aided School Meet was conducted by Change Initiatives in collaboration with Capgemini. There were a tonne of interesting talks, panel discussions, student exhibitions, and other events planned for the occasion. Prominent dignitaries graced the occasion, including Dr Sanku Bose, Group CEO, Techno India Group; Kalyan Mukhopadhyay, Retired IPS, Former DIG CID of West Bengal; Shabina N. Omar, Officer on Special Duty, Education Directorate, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal; Jhumpa Ghosh, Director, Change Initiatives; and others. Dr. Pratap is Vice-President, Digital Inclusion and Sustainability Leader, at Capgemini Technology Services India Limited, India. The students who are a vital component of the "Let's Code" project demonstrated their extraordinary creativity and enthusiasm at the 2nd Annual Government-Aided School Meet. In addition to a mental health workshop, student project showcases, and industry insights from renowned speakers, the event included a wide range of activities. The student project displays

demonstrated the creative achievements of these budding programmers. The gathering made it easier for experts to share insightful commentary and progress reports, which is crucial for the "Let's Code" project's continued development. The thought-provoking lectures and panel discussions provided important viewpoints on the direction of computer education in the future and stressed the importance of programmes designed to enliven and empower young minds. Change Initiatives, an NGO focused on education and empowerment, partnered with Capgemini for 3 years to run "Let's Code" in Sonapur, West Bengal. This project brought coding and tinkering classes to 10 government-aided schools. After setting up labs and reviewing infrastructure, they've conducted Phase I coding classes for students in Grades 6-9 since June 2022. The project has included workshops, exhibitions, and showcases to motivate students and teachers by demonstrating the practical applications of coding and tinkering.


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