Lessons for DigiGirlz from Microsoft

The first two-day educational programme DigiGirlz High Tech Camp was held in the International school of Astana.

The goal of the programme is to give middle and high school students a unique chance to learn more about career opportunities in IT, technology and development, as well as increase their potential and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The NIS system was represented by students of three capital schools: of Physics and Mathematics, IB and the International School.

Olga Mozhayeva, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools autonomous educational organization, Dana Altybayeva, CEO of HP Enterprise Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Nurlan Zhanybek, head of educational department in Microsoft Kazakhstan, participated in the opening ceremony.

During two days, various lectures were conducted by representatives of Microsoft, interesting workshops and practical classes, where participants learned how to work with Arduino (a board for building simple automation systems and robotics).

DigiGirlz High Tech Camp was organized by the Microsoft Kazakhstan and student organizations: Nazarbayev University Association of Computing Machinery Student Chapter (NU ACM SC), Nazarbayev University Association of Computing Machinery’s Council on Women Student Chapter (NU ACM-W SC).

- Microsoft supports girls all over the world and helps them realize their potential. The main goal of the DigiGirlz programme is to support and develop girls who study technology. This programme was created to show schoolgirls the potential of the technology sphere as well as to break up gender stereotypes that impede the disclosure of talent and career building in IT and the exact sciences, Tibor Koleyak, CEO of Microsoft Kazakhstan, pointed out.


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Published: 03 June