The 1010 Discoverer Project, launched by Kuveyt Türk to introduce coding as the basic building block of technology to the future generations, is continued in the present education year. Students from Çorum, Amasya, and Tokat were taught hands-on coding in many fields ranging from the activation principle for street lamps to the distance control warnings of parking sensors of cars from October 23 to 25.
Aslan Demir, Vice President, HR, Strategy and Digital Transformation of Kuveyt Türk and Head of the Executive Committee of the 1010 Discoverer Project, said “We aim the 1010 Discoverer to help students to develop the skill to use technology in a prudent and restrained way. We consider it important to spread the idea of technology not only being consumed, but also producing and managing”.
Kuveyt Türk teaches students at many schools throughout Türkiye robotics and coding as part of the 1010 Discoverers Project it launched in cooperation with Turkish Red Crescent Society and the Ministry of National Education (MEB). Students in Çorum, Amasya and Tokat were taught coding and robotics as part of this project approved by the MEB, introduced in last year and continued in the summer. Hands-on coding in many fields ranging from the activation principle for street lamps to the distance control warnings of parking sensors of cars was taught to students of Merkez Regional Boarding Secondary School in Çorum and of Orgeneral Ahmet Çörekçi Regional Boarding Secondary School in Osmancık on October 23;, to students of Çelebi Mehmet Secondary School in Amasya and Pazar Regional Secondary School in Ezine on October 24, and to Şehit Ibrahim Doğan Secondary School in Tokat on October 25.
“Çocuklarımız kod yazmada çok yetenekli”
Aslan Demir, Vice President HR, Strategy and Digital Transformation of Kuveyt Türk and Head of the Executive Committee of the 1010 Discoverer Project, was one of the Kuveyt Türk employees volunteered to teach at the above mentioned courses. Pointing out that coding is the basic building block of technology, Aslan Demir said: “We meet curious would-be discoverers in many cities of this country as part of this bank’s principle of ‘Coding the future in our dreams with our values’. We continued to teach in Çorum, Amasya and Tokat. As we saw at all other schools we had visited, we saw in these cities that the interest and talent of students in coding were remarkable. Their interest and talent show us that Kuvey Türk is doing the right thing.”
“We aim to prevent addiction to technology”
Emphasizing that they aim the 1010 Discoverers Project to raise the new generation’s awareness of the professions of the future and that it is important to use technology in the right way, Aslan Demir said: “Technology makes life easier on the one hand and becomes an addiction when it is used excessively and unrestrained on the other hand, causing the user to lose control. Especially children are under the risk of addiction to technology. Our 1010 Discoverers Project teaches students coding and robotics and also aims to help them develop the skill to use technology in a prudent and restrained way. We consider it important to spread the idea of technology not only being consumed, but also producing and managing.”
Students are expected to spread the project
Kuveyt Türk handed out a 1010 Discoverers Coding Kit to each student at the end of the course, so that they will keep on learning coding and robotics by applying the codes they wrote on models. The project is based on the idea that students who have learned coding would teach other students, so that the coding education would expand to all students in these schools.
Kuveyt Türk taught students of 11 secondary schools located in Ankara, Afyonkarahisar, Bursa, Hatay, Istanbul and Konya in last education year. The course was continued at various platforms during the summer holiday, and students of 16 schools located in Adana, Ankara, Amasya, Çorum, Izmir, Kahramanmaraş, Mersin, Muğla, and Tokat were taught so far in the education year 2019-2020.
What is the 1010 Discoverers Project
Aiming to preserve and expand social and basic values through its motto ‘growing with our values’, Kuveyt Türk continues to support science with its 1010 Discoverers Project in its 30th
year. Launched in cooperation with Turkish Red Crescent Society and the Ministry of National Education, this project teaches students coding and robotics throughout Türkiye, so that Kuveyt Türk aims to prepare the new generation for the professions of the future by providing them with educational and equipment support. Designed for students age 10 to 14 (as from school year 5), the coding and robotics lessons aim to find at least 1,010 would-be discoverers this year and to ensure them to understand and practice science. The target population of the 1010 Discoverers Project is secondary school students of public schools, especially of the Regional Boarding Secondary Schools (YIBO).
For detailed information: https://1010kasif.com/