Kuveyt Türk, the leading participation bank of Turkey, continues to meet students all over this country to teach the future generations to code, which is one of the building blocks of technology, as part of its 1010 Inventors Project. Aslan Demir, Deputy Managing Director in charge of Kuveyt Türk’s HR, Strategy and Digital Transformation departments, said: “Through our 1010 Inventors Project we would like to lead the way to popularize the concept of using technology in a conscious and measured way, not only consuming it, but also developing and managing it.” This bank gives away 1010 Inventors Kits to the school where it teaches coding and robotics.
In cooperation with Turkish Red Crescent Society, Kuveyt Türk continues to teach secondary school students all over Turkey coding and robotics as part of its 1010 Inventors Project. The Kocaeli Istiklal Secondary School, Children of Volunteers of the 1010 Inventors Project, Red Crescent Public Center, and the Turkish Scout Federation steps of the project were completed, and the most recent course was held at the Hanife Uysal Secondary School in Iskenderun.
Contributed by the employees of Kuveyt Türk, this project teaches students basic coding, applicative coding for various scenarios, and robotic in several fields. The full-day course also teaches students age 10 to 15 such entertaining, informative and educative applications as Let’s Write Our Names, Lighthouse, Street Lamp, Lamp Activated by Handclapping, Traffic Lights, Parking Sensor, Train Passage Control, Nightshade, Play Dough and Colors.
Ensuring children to meet one of the building blocks of technology
Aslan Demir, Deputy Managing Director in charge of Kuveyt Türk’s HR, Strategy and Digital Transformation departments, said that they meet curious potential inventors as part of their motto ”Coding the future in our dreams with our values”, adding “Coding is one of the building blocks of technology. The fact that all students in every school we visit are interested in this course and are talented in this field proves that we are doing the right thing. The interest shows us the way in terms of the future of this project.”
We should raise generations using technology consciously
Pointing out that their aim with the 1010 Inventors Project is to prepare the new generation for the professions of the future, Aslan Demir said that it is important to use technology right, adding “Technology makes life easier on the one hand, and becomes addictive when it is used excessively and limitlessly on the other hand, the control is lost. Especially children face the risk of addiction to technology. With this 1010 Inventors Project we teach children both coding and robotics as requirements of this age and how to use technology in a conscious and measured way, how not only to consume it, but also to develop and manage it.”
Trained students teach other students to code
Kuveyt Türk gives away 1010 Inventors Coding Kits to schools after each course, so that students can use the kits to apply the codes they wrote on models and to continue to study coding and robotics. Based on the idea that trained students would teach other classmates to code, this project aims to ensure all students in these schools to learn to code. It is aimed to organize a coding and robotics course in at least 50 public schools every year.