In India, an enormous number of children have limited access to educational resources and opportunities. In addition, they often face explicit discrimination and other obstacles in pursuing employment. There are far too few non-profit organizations that know how to address these problems. Our team has considerable experience supporting disadvantaged Indian children and helping students complete their education.
We are passionate about this work and want to empower children to not only recognize, but realize their potential.
Progressive Programming students will first learn basic computer operation, followed by programming skills training in one or more languages as well as application and web development training. This will all be taught by Progressive Programming full-time faculty. In addition, we will help them to gain the necessary soft skills to enter the job market.
Once the students graduate from the first phase of the program, they are placed in an internship with one of our partner organizations. Here they will get real-world experience in the field as well as exposure to professional environments.
The students will now be prepared to enter the IT job market: Progressive Programming will help these students with networking and placement in professional positions through our partner network.
We're organizing our first hackathon!
This event will bring our students together to collaborate on projects as well as compete on creative coding challenges.
Students participating in this event will experience their first taste of possibilities in the field of computer science. Students displaying talent and leadership will be great candidates for internships at one of our partner organizations to further hone their skills and act as ambassadors for their peers.
We are proud to partner with the sponsor of this event, Saidham, a Haryana-based (near New Delhi, see map below) organization that does amazing work to educate children, offer vocational training, provide free healthcare, and support the provision of various services to people who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
Prospective Progressive Programming students will be participating in the hackathon and using their skills and creativity to program stories, games, and animations. The students will use Scratch, a product of the MIT Media Lab, to create projects that will be evaluated on their creativity, complexity, and user-friendliness. (Click here to learn more about Scratch, or watch the video below.)
This Progressive Programming effort, like all others, could not happen without the support of our many sponsors and partners. If you or or your organization would like to sponsor future events, click below to let us know: