The U.S. Embassy launches girls’ tech camp in seven cities of Kazakhstan

Classes will be held online and offline in the capital city, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Petropavlovsk, Uralsk, Aktobe and Ust-Kamenogorsk

The Makercamp for Girls Technical Camp, organized in Nur-Sultan last year, expands its geographic reach to seven cities, and for the first time will be held in an online format. Online classes will begin on July 13 and end on July 24 with a presentation of the projects of the camp participants.

The goal of the Makercamp for Girls is to inspire and motivate girls through intensive practical exercises in the sciences, to gain practical programming skills, and to realize their own ideas in the field of technology.

Within two weeks, girls will be able to get free basic knowledge of programming, website development, as well as learn the graphic language Scratch. Invited experts will give lectures on working on projects, the role of creativity in the sciences and communication skills, which will be useful in the professional future.

Girls will use the possibilities of chatbots to effectively solve problems and prepare projects that solve local problems and problems associated with daily life.

Schoolgirls from 15 to 18 years old are invited to the online camp, schoolgirls from 13 to 15 years old can take part in the offline camp.

To participate in the online camp, you need to fill out the online registration form before July 9, 2020 via the link: https://forms.gle/ErpoVJQytnJB1Dup7 

The Makercamp for Girls program was first implemented in the 2017 year in Almaty with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty and sponsorship of Chevron.

Details on the Instagram page of the camp: @Makercampkz