'AI for Kids' Initiative Improves UAE Students' Digital Skill

Coders HQ, in partnership with Dell Technologies, launched on Thursday the “AI for Kids” initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build a new generation of coders from school students by introducing them to coding languages and the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their analytical and logical skills.  

The initiative focuses on building students’ capabilities and preparing them to build a digital future by providing the necessary tools and expertise and developing their skills in various programming fields.   

The program attracted about 1,000 students from various schools in the country and offers those services according to a methodology that suits their ages, and qualifies them to design innovative solutions to challenges. It relies on their abilities and creative imagination, in addition to enhancing their knowledge by communicating with elite experts and specialists in various fields of artificial intelligence, and their participation in training sessions in Arabic and English.  

In addition, the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Omar Sultan Al Olama, stressed that “the initiative contributes to reaching digital societies that adopt technological solutions.”  

“National Program for Programmers” represents an incubating environment to attract digital talent and the creative minds of programmers. To develop their skills, prepare a new generation capable of inventing the best solutions to challenges, and build a prosperous digital economy based on knowledge and innovation for a better future for future generations,” he added.  

On another note, students will participate in a training program, given in both Arabic and English, with the option to take live online lessons or follow a self-paced training plan.  

Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, stated that the National Programme for Coders, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is an incubating environment for digital talents and innovative coders.  

It helps them develop their skills and produces a new generation capable of developing the best solutions to challenges and building a flourishing digital knowledge-based economy.  

Al Olama added that the initiative highlights the role of the National Programme for Coders, which promotes partnerships with leading hi-tech companies to establish digital societies that adopt technological and coding solutions.  

This initiative concludes its activities by competing to select three talented winners for outstanding performance and active participation in the training program.