Free Programming Course for the Selected High School Students of San Jose National High School
Digital technology has evolved over the past couple of decades. In retrospect, the devices we use would be similar to science fiction. Technological advances are increasing our means by which we can connect with the world, so digital literacy is important.
FundLife International, in collaboration with Mentors Without Borders, has launched a successful free programming course for students at San Jose National High School in Tacloban City.
The aim of this initiative is to provide support to Senior High School students struggling with their programming lessons and provide an opportunity for those who will delve in the Computer Programming industry.
The orientation with parents and students about the course transpired last June 17, 2021. It was attended by the FundLife Staff and the Information and Communications Technology Coordinator of San Jose High School. The students were divided into two groups (Group 1 and 2) to follow the safety standard and health protocol against the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 22 and 23 June 2021, the preparatory class for groups 1 and 2 took place respectively. The activity was aimed at the students to get to know each other and establish good open communication. This was facilitated by the FundLife Youth Mentors composed of Coach John Rex Acuin and Coach John Paul Masubay.
I want to have a deeper understanding of programming because I want to build a simple program. I also want to become a popular programmer someday. I want to change the world someday with the help of my programming skills. I want to use my acquired skills to help other people be better not just for myself. ” Student from Group 1 said.
On June 25, 2021, a session with the students was conducted to determine the amount of knowledge the students have about the basics of computer programming, explain what is computer programming, demonstrate how a computer works, and discuss the basic programming concepts.
“I expect that my mentor will be able to guide me in understanding codes and to create good programs. Programming is hard, and I know that it will be a challenge for me, that is why I will do my best to know and learn all the lessons. I am thankful because FundLife has given me this opportunity.” Student from group 2 exclaimed.
FundLife International continues to provide support to the highly vulnerable youth, especially during the pandemic. The organization is grounded in its advocacy to create educational and employment opportunities, enabling all children to dream in color.