40 kids participate in 2nd edition of IT Innovation Theatre

MUSCAT: With the vision of developing the kids’ abilities in Information Communication Technologies (ICT), the Information Technology Authority (ITA), in cooperation with Middle East College and other public and private partners, launched the second edition of the training programme of IT Kids Innovation Theatre, on Monday, July 17 and will last for a month, at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, with the participation of 40 kids from different parts of the Sultanate.
The programme aims at developing and enhancing the kids’ capabilities in IT field and encouraging them to utilize their IT knowledge, ideas and imagination to produce real services and products under the supervision of specialists in this field. In addition to qualifying and empowering them to be future IT entrepreneurs.
The programme includes technical and non-technical skill development under different fields, which are Digital Media development (like animation, film production), Applications development (electronic games and mobile applications), hardware and IT innovation (robotics, programming and other related application development)) along with soft skill development in the areas of personality development, interpersonal effectiveness, mind mapping, entrepreneurship development, security, HSE ,problem solving sessions, in addition to workshops, the programme will provide opportunity for the kids to work in real environment and also include displaying the developed applications and innovations at the accompanying exhibition to be held at the closing ceremony at the end of the programme. This programme is a great opportunity to make the best of the talented kids’ summer vacation by enhancing their personal and technical skills in addition to becoming familiar with the IT field.
In association with Microsoft and Oman IT Society, IT Kids Innovation Theatre is having an open day session for all the kids in Oman under the name of Code and Create @ 2 Hours of Code. It will give opportunity for students to acquire the basic knowledge and skills in coding.
The main objectives of Code and Create @ 2 Hours of Code is to introduce coding languages for students, Expand and enhance their knowledge and skills in coding and encourage them to apply coding languages in developing applications, websites and games.
Registration in 2 Hours of Code is open for Students of all nationalities, with the Age group between 8-15 years. The kids can register in the following link: http://www.ita.gov.om/itkit/