The Cyprus Computer Society has launched the Code4Rural project to strengthen digital skills in rural communities.

Although we live in an age of technology, we often encounter digital illiteracy in Cyprus. To combat it, we need to familiarise both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot children and adolescents, who live mainly in rural areas, with Robotics, coding, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education and other 21st-century skills. 

Cyprus Computer Society is leading this project, with funding support from the Active Citizens Fund. Together with NOVATEX Solutions Ltd and Heron Mathisis, they are going to recruit and train technology mentors, create educational material for educators and students, and implement an online educational platform. They will also conduct in person training sessions and create a website that will be used to disseminate and sustain the project and its results. 

By providing students with the digital skills needed through interactive activities, they will be able to advocate for their needs and become active citizens of the future. Through the organisation of multiplier and bicommunal events and the establishment of a “Projects Fair” the students will interact and join forces for the future.